Last Friday, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets and plazas of Argentina to commemorate International Women’s Day, referred to colloquially as #8M. In Buenos Aires alone, it was estimated that more than 100,000 activists marched from Congress on to Plaza de Mayo in the name of gender equality. Following last year’s historic abortion debate – in which the bill was eventually defeated on the Senate floor – the fight for women’s rights has moved to the forefront of the sociopolitical conversation.
While the calls for action are diverse, this year there was major focus on the “Niñas, no madres” cry, following the case of an 11-year-old girl in Tucumán who was raped by her grandmother’s partner. Despite her situation falling under the ramifications for a legal abortion, provincial authorities delayed the case and the girl was ultimately submitted to a c-section. Her baby – delivered prematurely – died on Friday.
The Bubble was on the ground and captured the spirit of the march in photos.
All photos by Lautaro Sourigues | See more of his work on Instagram