2015-06-10

Thousands March in Protest against Gender Violence in Argentina

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Men, women and children; blue, red and yellow; crowds, crowds and more crowds. These were the scenes outside the volunteer house this past Wednesday as the Argentinian people came together to say “ni una menos” (not one less) to the killing of women because of their gender.

In Argentina, a woman is killed every 31 hours, yet it was the recent murdering of a kindergarten teacher in front of her class by her estranged husband that prompted a mobilisation of the masses. The idea, first floated on whatsapp, soon spread to the wider realms of Twitter and Facebook, affecting those from all different backgrounds and political perspectives enough for them to spend their evening marching the streets of Buenos Aires.

As actors and spokespeople for the movement expressed, it was a true reflection of the nation’s community spirit, of their solidarity, whilst the colourful array of flags and banners were an illustration of the diversity that nevertheless lies within. This is a grave problem across the whole country and one that, it seems, almost everybody wants to change.

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