Argentina: Activists march against femicide on fifth anniv. of 'Not one less' movement

Argentinean women's rights activists took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the 'Not one less' anti-femicide movement. The protesters reminded the authorities of their demands, such as the opening of free help centres for victims of domestic and sexual violence, the creation of a femicide register and legalisation of abortion among others. Lawyer supporting the movement, Vanesa Gagliardi stressed that these needs became more tangible during the pandemic time. «This quarantine has shown that the only curve that does not flatten is that of domestic violence, family violence, femicide, and all those women need where to go,» she said adding that during lockdown alone at least 50 cases of femicide took place in the country, bringing the 2020 statistics to 120 violent deaths. According to the latest study by the feminist group «Now they can see us,» since the creation of the movement on June 3, 2015, Argentina has experienced around 1,450 cases of femicide.

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