The Top 14 Photographs From Ni Una Menos Protests Across Latin America
Tens of thousands filled the streets of Argentina in protest against gender violence and the staggering femicide rates around the country. But the outcry against gender-based violence has resounded well beyond the borders of Argentina. In Chile, Uruguay and Peru, to name a few countries, women also took to the streets, demonstrating that Ni Una Menos has truly become a regional phenomenon.
We’ve picked out some of the most powerful images from yesterday’s marches across the region.
Hundreds march before La Moneda Palace, the seat of government in Santiago, Chile, which displayed the slogan “Not one less” across its facade. (EFE/Mario Ruiz)A demonstrator depicting lacerations in Santiago, Chile. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)Women hold a sign reading, “The only death we want is the death of the patriarchy” in Santiago, Chile (AFP PHOTO / CLAUDIO REYES).In Asunción, Paraguay, a woman dressed head to toe in black is seen grieving on “Black Wednesday” (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz).Among the many messages on display in Asunción, one young girl holds a banner that reads “I want to go out to play without fear” (EFE/Andrés Cristaldo Benítez).Hundreds protest in Mexico City, Mexico (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte).Aymara women from Bolivia march through La Paz (AP Photo/Juan Karita).A woman holds a “Not one less” banner in San Jose, Costa Rica (EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas).A woman holds a sign that reads, “We want us alive and free” (EFE/Oscar Rivera).Artist Mandy Joha took part in one of the most powerful protests, presenting herself naked and bloodied before the public in Guatemala City (EFE/ESTEBAN BIBA).The words that echoed around Latin America yesterday, painted on demonstrators’ arms in Managua, Nicaragua (EFE/Jorge Torres).Tens of women came to Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru to light candles in solidarity with the victims of gender violence (EFE/Ernesto Arias).Hundreds marched under the pouring rain through downtown Montevideo, Uruguay declaring their “anger, indignation and pain” (EFE/Raúl Martínez).A young woman marches in Panama holding a banner that reads, “I want to be able to walk around without being bothered” in Panama City, Panama (EFE/Alejandro Bolívar).