Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thousands of Argentines took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest case of violence against women to shock the country. The protesters - mostly women, but also some men - marched in memory of Lucia Perez, a high school student who died on October 8 after drug dealers allegedly raped her and impaled her on a spike. It was the latest in more than a year of mass marches to protest violence against women in Argentina, where according to government figures domestic violence kills one woman every 36 hours. Organizers said the goal was to condemn not only Perez’s killing, but a culture that values women less than men - which they said can be seen in statistics such as the unemployment and poverty rates. 

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