The civil society organization La Casa del Encuentro reported that between https://radiativa.com.br/the-deadly-consequences-of-hypersexualizing-asian-women/ January and September 2013, 209 women died as a result of domestic or gender-based violence. Mr. Fernández was inaugurated in December 2019, just months before the coronavirus pandemic hit Argentina. Almost immediately, the three women — Ms. Gómez Alcorta, Ms. Ibarra and Ms. D’Alessandro — sprang into action. They worked across government departments and organizations to classify shelters for survivors of gender-based violence as essential services during the lockdown. They turned pharmacies into spaces where survivors could use a code word (“red face mask”) to discreetly indicate they were being abused so that the pharmacist would then call the police for them.
Connecting worlds—of business and government, social and geographical, past and future—is what motivates Angelica Carrizo Bonetto, an alumna of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program On Demand. An adviser in Usuaia’s municipal legislature as well as a teacher of political history, Angelica has a foot in both the political and academic worlds. She was kind enough to take time out of her busy day to share her passion for serving as a link between them, and beyond. It was through this programme that Foro de Mujeres para la Igualdad de Oportunidades was able to conduct the bilingual training sessions in the Wichí Indigenous communities of El Carboncito in Salta Province. The initiative, and the women that run it, provide shelter and essential services for women and girls who experience violence.
In Argentina, divorce was legalized only in 1987, and the legalization was the result of a struggle between different governments and conservative groups, mostly connected to the Catholic Church, that lasted a whole century. In 1987, President Raúl Alfonsín was successful in passing the divorce law, following a ruling of the Supreme Court.
The Ombudsperson’s Office reported abuses by security forces enforcing the lockdown established to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Prosecutors continued to investigate the killing and possible enforced disappearance of Facundo Astudillo Castro and Luis Espinosa, two young men who went missing in the context of the national lockdown in 2020 and were later found dead.
It’s a case that highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has made violence against women in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and other countries worse, according to Beatriz Nice, a program assistant for the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. In 2018, the International Monetary Fund and the Macri administration agreed on a US$57 billion loan. At time of writing, the Fernández administration was re-negotiating the IMF loan amid a deep economic crisis that predates the pandemic and was deepened by it. The crisis has severely impacted people living in poverty, who according to government statistics amount to 40 percent of the population.
The new law also provided for gender equality between the wife and husband. By 1987, when divorce was legalized, only three other Latin American countries prohibited divorce (Paraguay and Colombia, which legalized it 1991, and Chile which legalized it in 2004). Also, a new Civil and Commercial Code, modernizing family law, came into force in August 2015. Following President Juan Perón’s enactment of women’s suffrage in 1949, First Lady Evita Perón led the https://latindate.org/south-american-women/argentinian-women/ Peronist Women’s Party until her death in 1952, and helped enhance the role of women in Argentine society.
More than 30 women took part in the training, and learned about how to report gender-based violence, resources for accessing services and developing skills for violence prevention. Abortion in Argentina was legalized up to fourteen weeks of pregnancy on 30 December 2020. Previously it was prohibited, and was legal only in cases of rape, or when the woman’s life or health was in danger. The Argentine Penal Code 846 had been amended in 2008 to place stricter sanctions against women who seek an abortion, as well as any medical staff involved in the act.
“In the past, regions such as North America and Europe have been at the forefront of movements to expand sexual and reproductive rights,” Mariela Belski, the executive director for Amnesty International Argentina, told NPR. “However, it is currently the trans feminist movements in Latin America that are advancing discussions that place reproductive autonomy and gender justice at center stage.” The new administration of President Alberto Fernández is signaling that it wants to meet the movement’s expectations.