Latin America: Unleashing a feminist tsunami

A mass protest movement denouncing the sexual repression of women has heralded a Feminist Spring in the region, write Paula Drumond and Tamya Rebelo

The World Today Published 1 August 2021 Updated 30 July 2021 2 minute READ

Paula Drumond

Associate Professor of International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Tamya Rebelo

Assistant Professor, Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing and the Centro Universitario Belas Artes de São Paulo

Violence against women has a long history in patriarchal societies in which misogyny is rife and Latin America is recognized as the deadliest place for women and girls in the world with the highest rates of femicide.

The Feminist Tsunami has mobilized women, especially young women, from different walks of life

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