A defiant women’s movement rises up in Argentina

Americas Now

One of Latin America’s most ambitious women’s movements has sprung up in Argentina. And it’s being viewed as a turning point for female power.

2018 saw a historic debate in Argentina over abortion. The Senate blocked the bill that would loosen one of the region’s strictest abortion laws.

But millions including women and young people took to the streets to protest.

It was the latest chapter in a movement that put women’s rights at the top of the public agenda.

As Correspondent Joel Richards reports, Argentina has started a new narrative about the role of women in society.

Argentina saw 2019 begin with a wave of female murders and high-profile reports of sexual abuse. The “Not One Less” movement states that Argentina has one of the highest rates of femicide in the region.