#NiUnaMenos: Campaign Against Femicides Picks Up Steam in Latin America
Brianna Lee - IBTimes.com
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June 3, 2015
Argentinians are gearing up for a march to draw attention to violence against women following the murder of a pregnant 14-year-old girl that galvanized widespread outrage. But the campaign isn’t stopping there: Women in Chile and Uruguay are also organizing marches as the movement against femicides - the killing of women motivated by gender - spreads across the region.
Demonstrators are set to gather in at least 70 cities across Argentina, as well as Montevideo, Uruguay, and Santiago, Chile, Wednesday as part of the #NiUnaMenos (“Not One Less”) campaign that spread through social media after a spate of high-profile homicides in Argentina.
Last month, Chiara Paez, 14, a pregnant schoolgirl, was found beaten to death and buried in her boyfriend’s backyard in the city of Rufino, in Argentina’s Santa Fe province. Her 16-year-old boyfriend, Manuel Mansilla, confessed to the crime before a judge, although speculation remains over whether he was the sole perpetrator.
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