Last week, thousands of women marched through Santiago, Chile, in a demonstration to protest sexual harassment and violence against women students on university campuses. In an email interview, Kirsten Sehnbruch and Patricio Espinoza discuss the current protests and how they fit into Chile’s broader student and feminist movements.
Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Around the World
Most studies of violence and conflict usually focus on political motivations. But the ubiquity of gender-based violence in many if not most societies has pushed it into the analysis of patterns and trends in violence more broadly, as a new study of conflict in 14 Asian countries makes clear.
On the surface, Latin America may look like an exception to rising gender-based violence and femicide around the world, given the region’s ratification of international conventions to protect women. Yet too many Latin American states are lagging behind in actually implementing these measures at home.