Latin America is alight with feminist movements. From Argentina to Paraguay, women are taking to the streets to demand human rights.

From the BBC:

Thousands of people have taken part [Wednesday] in a march in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires condemning violence against women…The protests follow recent cases of violence against women that have shocked Argentina…Women’s rights groups, unions, political parties and the Catholic Church have all backed the marches.

In Buenos Aires, marchers carried banners and wore badges proclaiming “Ni una menos” (Not one less) – the rallying cry for the campaign…Football star Lionel Messi, who is backing the movement, wrote on Facebook: “Enough femicides. We join all Argentines today in shouting out loud ‘not one woman less’.”

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner also took to social media, condemning a “culture that devastates women”…Recent cases of violence against women in Argentina include the murder in April of a kindergarten teacher by her estranged husband in front of her class in the central province of Cordoba. There has also been outrage at the killing of a 14-year-old girl whose boyfriend is accused of beating her to death because she was pregnant.

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—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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