Argentine President Alberto Fernández said that “in its maximum expression, machismo kills” and saluted the feminist movement that had managed to bring gender issues to the center stage of political debate to fight “inequality.” Fernández also questioned the “lack of gender perspective in the Judiciary.”
Feminist activists and family members of the missing ramped up a protest at the main offices of Mexico's human rights commission on Monday, after occupying the building last week to draw attention to kidnapped persons and attacks targeting women.
The inauguration of Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez next month has reignited a debate over the legalization of abortion, a year after conservatives narrowly blocked its decriminalization, leaving the country bitterly divided over the issue.
In Argentina, a movement in support of the accusation of rape that the actress Thelma Fardín presented against the actor and singer Juan Darthes caused a stir and support with the hashtag #MiraComoNosPonemos (Look how we get) on Tuesday through social networks. Darthes carries several complaints about the sexual abuse of several actresses with whom he worked.