Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Argentinian politicians have passed a bill to legalise abortion in a groundbreaking move for Latin America, a region that has long opposed the practice on religious grounds. Currently, women who have an abortion in Argentina — and even those who assist them with the procedure — can face prosecution. There are only exemptions in cases of rape or if pregnancy poses a risk to the mother's health.
Women in Argentina go topless in protest over right to sunbathe semi-nude
Naked Flash Mob in Argentina Demonstrates Against Sexism and Gender-based Violence
As an all-female orchestra plays, the women slowly and silently remove their clothes, placing them in neat piles on the pavement, before climbing on top of one another to form an unsettling pile of naked female bodies. They then get to their feet and begin to scream — a primal, furious moment that lasts almost a minute. The Daily Dot reports that performance piece, the clip of which was produced by Lavaca TV, was designed to draw attention to the plight of women in Argentina, when gender-based violence is on the rise. There were a record instances of femicide — the killing of a woman or a girl by a man on account of her gender — in , according to the NGO Mujeres de la Matria Latinoamericana. In April this year, Argentinian newspaper La Nacion reported that one woman had been murdered every day that month. They kill a woman every 25 hours. The state is responsible.
Argentine women stage topless protest claiming sunbathers' rights
Women in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are taking a stand against sexism and gender-based violence by literally standing up — and then stripping down. As reported by Newsweek , protesters took part in a peaceful, naked flash mob protest in the Argentinian capital this week to draw attention to the way women are treated in the country. With a banner saying "Femicide is Genocide" front and center, the group of women begin to slowly remove their clothing as a woman on a loudspeaker discusses these serious problems in detail. The protesters eventually gather around the banner to collapse on the ground for a chilling visual, almost as if they died intertwined with one another. Finally, they all rise once again and let out a chilling battle cry.
This browser is no longer supported. The situation was soon out of control, with one of the women setting upon a man who was trying to take her photograph, while fighting broke out between men supporting the women and those intent on staring at them. One man approached the women and exposed himself, prompting further outrage.