Episode
July 30, 2015

#NiUnaMenos: Tackling femicide in Latin America

'Not one less' movement against gender-based violence resonates with the region.
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From Argentina to Mexico, marches against femicide, or the violent killing of women and girls, have been making waves across Latin America. Last week, women in Mexico gathered to protest domestic violence. The country, where six women are killed each day, is reportedly among the world’s worst countries for violence against women.

But Mexico isn’t alone. Of the 25 countries with the highest femicide rates, more than half come from Latin America and the Caribbean. And often, many of those cases go unresolved.

On Thursday, we’ll speak with activists breaking the silence and demanding action. Join us at 19:30 GMT.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Andalusia Knoll @Andalalucha
Independent journalist

Mariana Rodriguez-Pareja @maritaerrepe
Civil rights attorney

Helena Suarez @cotidianomujer
Communications Coordinator, Cotidiano Mujer
cotidianomujer.org.uy


Catalina Ruiz-Navarro @catalinapordios
Communications Coordinator – Meso Region, Just Associates (JASS)
justassociates.org

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