Ecuador: hundreds of women march against gender violence in Quito

Posted on April 22, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Womens Issues

Hundreds of Ecuadorian women marched through several streets last night in Quito to condemn the violence, sexism and “femicide” in the so-called “March of Whores”. “No, no” was the slogan that women chanted during the march in which they denounced the abuses suffered by “macho culture” rooted in the country. According to various feminist groups, six in ten women suffer some form of abuse in Ecuador, a country in which, say, there is a rate of “femicide” (murders of women by gender) highest in the region. Read Article

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