Women protest in Argentina – level 3

09-06-2022 15:00

Last week, thousands of people marched against femicide and gender violence in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires.

The protest was part of a movement called ‘Ni Una Menos’ or ‘Not One Woman Less’. The march culminated at the National Congress, where protesters lit candles to remember victims of gender-based violence.

According to reports, one femicide was recorded every 35 hours in the country last year, and 81% of women killed were victims of domestic violence. Many of the murdered women previously made claims with the police; however they weren’t listened to. According to one protester, Argentinian justice was slow and patriarchal, and politicians have no clear answers to the violence.

Difficult words: femicide (the murder of a woman or girl because of her gender), culminate (to end or arrive at the final stage), patriarchal (a system of society or government that men control).

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