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People demonstrate against violence against women outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 3, 2015 (AP photo by Natacha Pisarenko).

Latin America’s Uneven Response to Growing Violence Against Women

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Earlier this month, lawmakers in Uruguay announced they were working on legislation that would classify femicide—the gender-motivated killing of women—as a crime. In an email interview, Patricia Leidl, a Vancouver-based international communications adviser, discussed government responses to crime against women across Latin America.

WPR: What has prompted the recent public outcry against violence against women in Latin America? ...

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