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27 Powerful Images Of Women Protesting Against Femicide In Latin America

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 01.03.2017 | Women

Please note that this article contains graphic depictions of violence against a young woman. On October 8, 16-year-old Argentinian school girl Lucia P...

Women's Strikes Are Erupting Across Argentina After The Brutal Rape Of A Teenage Girl

Debora Diniz | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Debora Diniz

The death of Lucía is shocking for various reasons. The first is how the perpetrators treated her body. The crime was heinous: she died after being tortured even beyond rape.

Kimberly Bautista: on Redeeming Humanity

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Who Is Keeping Track of the Dead? This Woman.

Susan Scrupski | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Susan Scrupski

Armstrong points out some of the worst to suffer are the thousands of children who have lost one or both parents to domestic violence.  Even worse, many have witnessed the violent deaths of one or both of their parents. Left orphaned, many end up in the custody of the state and in foster homes.

Battle Cry of #NiUnaMenos Echoes Through Latin America

Jamie Ballard | Posted 06.21.2016 | College
Jamie Ballard

There's a prominent movement happening right now based out of Argentina, where radio journalist Marcela Ojeda, fed up with the number of femicide stories landing on her desk, organized a call to arms. She tweeted "They're killing us," with a hashtag: #NiUnaMenos - not one less.

How One Pregnant Teen's Murder Brought Argentina Together Against 'Femicide'

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Home

The discovery of a pregnant schoolgirl's body under the patio of her boyfriend's family home in northeast Argentina has sparked a nationwide protest a...

In Brazil, A New Law On Femicide to Offer Greater Protection

UN Women | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
UN Women

On March 9 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law that criminalizes femicide, the gender-motivated killing of women, and sets tougher penalties for those responsible for such crimes.

This Terrible Trend In Mexico Claims The Lives Of 6 Women Per Day

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.08.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

While organized crime continues its rampage in Mexico, most recently with the disappearance and presumed deaths of 43 students outside of the small to...

Using Soccer to Reverse Violence Against Women

Ann DeMarle | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Ann DeMarle

Just beyond the pitch, the international sport of soccer is being used to reverse the epidemic of inequality and violence against women and girls.

End to Violence Rides on Honduran Elections

Jody Williams | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Jody Williams

The Honduran general elections on Nov. 24 could determine whether the impoverished Central American nation will be able to stem its epidemic of violen...

April Jones, Child Brides and Us

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Home
Victoria A. Brownworth

Women have been working to stop these crimes against girls for years. But until men stop providing the client base for child porn and child sex tourism and child brides, nothing will change. And millions more girls will be lost forever.

LOOK: Anti-Gender Violence Initiative 'Saves Seats' For Victims Of Femicide

Nader Salass | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact

A fed-up Italian woman is standing up to violence against women in a society where domestic abuse and gender stereotypes are deeply rooted. Maria A...

Let's End Violence Against Women

Bianca Jagger | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home
Bianca Jagger

Violence is a cycle, and it perpetuates itself. It is not only our generation, but our daughters and granddaughters who will suffer if we do not stand up and call a halt to this epidemic. By doing nothing, we jeopardize their future.

Feeding the Femicide Machine in Mexico

Vanessa Perez | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

The rapid population growth and the burgeoning transient and migrant population have made it difficult for the city to create the proper infrastructure and social services to meet the needs of the people. Is it too much to ask that corporations do more to protect their employees and help solve these crimes?

LOOK: Drug War Activists Speak Out Against 'Failed' Policies

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices

In December 2006, Mexico’s newly elected President Felipe Calderón declared war against Mexican drug cartels -- words he cemented by sending over 4...

160 Million Missing Females: PRENDA and Misogyny

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Because of gender bias and sex discrimination, there are an estimated 160,000,000 girls and women missing from the planet today. This isn't man-bashing or "victim feminism." It's just a documented statement of fact. By virtually any measure, this is dystopian.

MURDER AND MACHISMO: Brutality Against Women Sweeps Central America

Clare Richardson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home

On Thursday, March 8, in coincidence with International Women's Day, hundreds of influential women from over a dozen countries flocked to New York's L...