Camping Outside Congress During Argentina's Abortion Vote

Early Thursday morning, Argentina's Senate voted against legalizing abortion. I spent the 10 hours before standing in the cold with fellow activists hoping for a different outcome.
Paloma Navarro Nicoletti

Tender Photos of Life on the Frontline of Argentina's Trans Rights Movement

The power of pride, love, and family shines through in photographer Kike Arnal's portraits of a South American trans community.
Tom Seymour

This Artist Turned the Scars of Abused Women into Haunting Sculptures

For his new series “Detrás de las paredes,” Argentinean artist Marcelo Toledo interviewed survivors of gender violence, transforming their wounds into works of art with a call to action.
Pedro Camacho

'The Only Place that Taught Me Love': Inside a High School for Trans People

In Argentina, two LGBTQ activists opened Mocha Celis to help combat the social inequalities that trans people face and provide a safe learning environment.
Alisha Van Bever

'Feminism for the 99 Percent': Lessons for the Women's Strike on March 8

On Monday, a group of feminist activists and academics penned an op-ed calling for a global women's strike on March 8, International Women's Day. We talked to one of the organizers behind Argentina's recent strike to protest gender-based violence about...
Kimberly Lawson

When Raped and Murdered Young Women Are Turned into Listicles

In Argentina, where the rate of gender-based murder is already high, femicides are on the rise. Advocates say sensational media coverage is feeding the attitudes that lead to the crime.
Meaghan Beatley

You Can Now Get Fined for Street Harassment in Argentina

In a unanimous vote, the city of Buenos Aires has enacted a law making public sexual harassment illegal in hopes of diminishing gender-based violence.
Anna-Cat Brigida

A Look Inside 'Rage Rooms,' Where You De-Stress by Smashing Things

As we hurtle towards the impending apocalypse, "rage rooms," which give customers a weapon, a pile of destructible objects, and a time limit, are becoming a global phenomenon.
Anna-Cat Brigida
gender violence

Women Strike in Argentina After the Brutal Rape and Murder of a 16-Year-Old Girl

Argentina has seen 226 femicides in 2016, with 19 in just October alone. Following the news of Lucia Perez's murder, women gather to protest the ongoing violence against women in the country.
Kimberly Lawson

Moms Are the Unexpected Voice of Medical Marijuana Advocacy

Chilean mother Paulina Bobadilla didn't intend to become one of Latin America's loudest advocates for medical marijuana. All she wanted was to help her child's epilepsy.
Maria Florencia Alcaraz

Why Women Around the World Face Jail Time for Miscarrying

In Argentina, a woman was sentenced to eight years in prison after having a miscarriage when police accused her of self-inducing an abortion—and her case is far from unique.
Carla McKirdy

What It's Like to Be a Female Drug Mule Serving Time in Prison

Sylvia R. was a single mom from Slovakia who was caught smuggling cocaine out of Argentina. She's now one of the thousands of women who are languishing in Latin American jails for drug trafficking.
Maria Florencia Alcaraz