Argentina: Rallies to Protect Women

Thousands of people rallied in cities across Argentina on Wednesday to demand more robust action to prevent violence against women after a spate of murders.

Thousands of people rallied in cities across Argentina on Wednesday to demand more robust action to prevent violence against women after a spate of murders. On Twitter, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner denounced “a culture that devastates women.” More than 1,800 women died between 2008 and 2014 in episodes of domestic violence, according to La Casa del Encuentro, a local women’s rights group. Organizers of the rallies urged officials to enforce the provisions of a 2009 law devised to crack down on violence against women. Speaking in Buenos Aires, Juan Minujín, an actor, said: “This is a unanimous cry for coordinated action that tackles the problem. We don’t want more tears of mourning.”


New York Times | By JONATHAN GILBERT

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