One month after its launch, the National Index of Gender-Based Violence has already had some 40,000 women answer the nearly 200-question survey. The index, released by the #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less) movement, aims to chard incidents of gendered violence throughout the country as part of its latest campaign called “Argentina counts machista violence.”
The questionnaire is designed to be filled out anonymously and inquires about different types of violence, including symbolic, economic, physical, sexual and obstetric, as well as where incidents of purported violence are taking place. It was launched on July 3rd and will remain open until September 3rd.
“Has a stranger ever unexpectedly shown you their genitals in a public space (street, plaza, transport)?”
The ultimate goal is not only to raise awareness but to also help the government tackle the issue, according to journalist Ana Correa.
The campaign hopes to receive responses from women of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, education levels, provinces and types of residences, however, it is voluntary so there is little control over who participates. If you’d like to take part you can go here.
— Fernando Sánchez (@sanchezfdo) June 3, 2015
There have been multiple #NiUnaMenos marches organized in the past year to protest the gender violence and femicide within Argentina. The first march was held on June 3, 2015 and was attended by 300,000 people. The most recent rally, #VivasNosQueremos (We Want Us Alive) was held this past June 3rd.