A staggering more than 900 girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since the COVID-19 confinement began, authorities said on Monday. Peru is home to 33 million people long has had a horrific domestic violence problem.
Cities across Chile erupted in mass celebration and outrage on Sunday as women and their supporters rallied for International Women's Day. In Santiago, Dignity plaza that has become the city's ground zero for protests in recent months could not contain the crowd, extending for blocks along significant boulevards. Marches were under way in several cities, with others to follow on Sunday evening.
Thousands of women, many sporting the green scarves that have become the symbol of Argentina's abortion rights movement, rallied in Buenos Aires and other cities on Wednesday to campaign for a new bill to legalize abortion.
Women approaching menopause who have frequent sex are less likely to cross that threshold than women of the same age who are not as active sexually, researchers said on Wednesday.
Demonstrators smashed windows, spray-painted monuments and clashed with riot police on Monday on Mexico City's main avenue to protest Mexican authorities' failure to stop a spiral of violence against women.
A Brazilian faith healer who was accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women has turned himself in a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, local news media reported on Sunday.
Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro built much of his reputation on shocking, sexist rhetoric. But that’s backfiring with the majority of the electorate: women. The former Army captain’s rejection rate has risen to 50% among female voters, even as he lies on a hospital bed after being stabbed by a fanatic.