Violence against women
Protests in Honduras against police killing of Keyla Martínez

Protests continue days following the brutal femicide of nursing student Keyla Martínez at the hands of police in Intibucá

Concern in Peru over the increase in number of missing women and girls

According to a recent report by the ombudsman’s office, more than 5,000 women, girls and adolescents have been reported missing in Peru between January and November 2020

“We demand an end to patriarchal violence in all its expressions”

On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, working class women across the world raise their voices against patriarchal violence, exploitation and oppression

Protest against rape Bangladesh Bangladesh erupts against repeated incidents of sexual abuse against women 

Hundreds of people protested against rising incidents of sexual assault of women in Bangladesh, and demanded the resignation of home minister Asadduzzam Khan

Indians demand justice for gang rape victim

Protests have erupted across India after the victim of a brutal gang rape died on September 29, two week after she was assaulted on September 14.

10-year-old rape victim in Brazil safely aborts after feminists expel religious extremists

Religious fundamentalists attempted to invade a health center in the city of Recife in a bid to prevent the procedure. The child earlier had to travel over 1,800 km after she was denied her legal right in her home State

Mexico’s social movements push for solidarity and alternatives

Magdiel Sánchez Quiroz discusses the increase in violence during the pandemic and the initiatives of solidarity of Mexico’s social movements

Istanbul Convention - Poland Progressives denounce Poland’s plan to quit treaty on violence against women

The conservative government in Poland has decided to quit the Istanbul Convention, which is a Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Turkey women protest Feminist groups protest rising femicide and violence against women in Turkey

The murder of Pinar Gultekin, a 27-year-old university student, has brought thousands to the streets in protest. They are demanding an end to femicide and other forms of violence against women

Massive protests against gender-based violence in Nigeria force government to take measures

The cabinet has called on all state governments to implement Violence against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA), 2015, a key demand of protesters. The parliament’s upper house also pushed legislation for protection of victims from stigma.

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