The Encounter which began on October 12, brought together over 500,000 feminists, queer activists and gender dissidents.
Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets in different cities across the country in response to the alarming number of femicides.
The massive demonstrations were in response to several high-profile rape cases wherein the perpetrators were police officers
So far in 2019, over 105 cases of femicides have been registered in Peru
Protesters demanded an end to gender-based violence, the approval of the new bill to legalize abortion and the implementation of the sexual education law
Feminists across the continent have been mobilizing to change the draconian and repressive laws that inhibit access to legal, safe and free abortion
Despite the minor’s desperate plea for an abortion eight times, the conservative provincial government, healthcare professionals and religious groups delayed the process and forced her into motherhood