Women’s groups will hold a SlutWalk protest in Nicaragua

Posted on June 6, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Nicaragua, Social Issues

A women’s network in Nicaragua will bring the international SlutWalk protest march (“Marcha de las Putas”) to the city of Matagalpa on June 11. The SlutWalk movement initiated in Canada after a police officer recommended for women to avoid dressing like “sluts” in order to prevent being victims of sexual violence. Representatives of SlutWalk in Nicaragua said the protest’s goal is to bring an end to the naturalization of violence against women and blaming of victims based on their appearance. According to the Network of Women Against Violence, last year 89 women in Nicaragua were murdered by their partner or another individual known to them. Read article.

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