Legal Protections for Women Exist in Argentina. Enforcement Is the Problem

Legal Protections for Women Exist in Argentina. Enforcement Is the Problem
A protester holds a banner that reads in Spanish "we want them alive" during a demonstration against violence against women, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 19, 2016 (AP photo Victor R. Caivano).

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the status of women’s rights and gender equality in various countries around the globe.

Last month, tens of thousands of women marched in Buenos Aires to protest violence against women in Argentina, after several particularly brutal cases came to light there. In an email interview, Jennifer M. Piscopo, an assistant professor of politics at Occidental College and the Peggy Rockefeller visiting scholar at Harvard University, discusses women’s rights in Argentina.

WPR: What is the current status of women’s rights and gender equality in Argentina?

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