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France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women

Thousands of chanting protesters took to the streets across France to call for an end to sexual violence. More than 100 women have been killed in France by their partners or ex-partners in 2021. Large-scale protests across France on Saturday called on the government to do more to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations comeContinue reading “France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women”

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Women protest Erdogan’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence

Women in Istanbul took to the streets on Saturday to protest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, effective July 1. Established by the Council of Europe in 2011, the convention targets violence against women and domestic violence. Protesters gathered on the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to voice their anger atContinue reading “Women protest Erdogan’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence”

Up to 40 bodies, mostly women, found buried on ex-cop’s property in El Salvador

El Salvador officials said on Thursday they were excavating graves discovered at the house of a former police officer that contained as many as 40 bodies, most of them believed to be women. Exhuming all the bodies could take another month, authorities said. The remains of at least 24 people have been recovered so far atContinue reading “Up to 40 bodies, mostly women, found buried on ex-cop’s property in El Salvador”

Around 1,000 women gather in Istanbul to protest against femicides

Around 1,000 women gathered near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square on Monday, protesting what they see as a lack of action by authorities to prevent and punish violence against women, in a country where femicide rates have surged in recent years. The protesters, mostly women carrying purple flags with women and LGBTI+ signs and wearing purpleContinue reading “Around 1,000 women gather in Istanbul to protest against femicides”

Activists paint barriers with names of female victims of violence in Mexico

The names of women victimized by violence were painted late on Saturday on metal barriers erected around Mexico’s national palace ahead of a major women’s march as activists turned the fencing into a makeshift billboard for their movement. Near the front of the colonial-era building that serves as both the president’s offices and his residence,Continue reading “Activists paint barriers with names of female victims of violence in Mexico”

Afghanistan: 3 female media workers shot dead

The women, who dubbed popular Turkish and Indian dramas at a local broadcaster, were gunned down in the province of Nangahar. Three women who worked for a local Afghan radio and TV station were shot dead in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, government officials said. Zalmai Latifi, director at Enikass TV, said theContinue reading “Afghanistan: 3 female media workers shot dead”

Venezuelans protest femicide after three women killed

More than 300 demonstrators gathered in Venezuela’s agricultural Portuguesa state Saturday following the murder of three young women last week, in a protest against femicide, the gender-related killing of women and girls. Chanting for “Justice” and holding balloons with the phrase “Not one more” written in black marker, women and men marched peacefully in theContinue reading “Venezuelans protest femicide after three women killed”

In their own blood, Mexican women demand help for victims of violence

Flora Marcelo wrote her appeal on a white wall outside the U.N. human rights office in Mexico City, using a finger dipped in her own blood: “Justice for the disappeared.” At least five women joined Monday’s protest, some drawing their blood with the help of a catheter, to bring attention to the plight of childrenContinue reading “In their own blood, Mexican women demand help for victims of violence”