In El Salvador, 282. In Mexico, 898. And in Brazil, 1,206.
Among the 25 countries with the highest rates of femicide in the world, fourteen are in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Gender violence morphs into other forms of mistreatment as well. In some regions, environmental pollution disproportionately impacts women, while in others, strict abortion laws make for dangerous miscarriages and abortions. Local media sometimes sensationalizes domestic abuse and femicides.
Feminists in Latin America deplore inefficient judicial systems, poor political action, and conservative religious circles that seem to hinder women's rights.
Young girls, indigenous women, transgender women, and black women are the most vulnerable to this violence, yet their stories are often minimized in the mainstream press.
But in the midst of tragedy, reaction emerges as well — Latin America and the Caribbean have also become known for its women and men who fight back.
They march. They legislate. They counsel. They tweet. They make art. They dance and sing performances that go viral.
We launched this special coverage on gender violence and how people have responded to it on March 8. Have a look at our continuous stream of stories in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, and other languages.
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