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The Universal Periodic Review is a governing mechanism which examines the extent to which each one of the 193 UN Member States respect their human rights obligations. The reviews take place every 5 years and two weeks ago, it was …

In the sweltering heat of Saturday morning, around 200 people gathered together outside the US Embassy in Buenos Aires to show their support for women and other marginalized groups all over the US and the rest of the world, following …

An estimated 200,000 women (and their allies) plan on marching on Washington DC to give president elect Trump a clear message — “we are here, we are watching you, and we are ready to fight.” The collective statement isn’t limited …

Yesterday, in front of the Health Commission, national lawmaker Araceli Ferreyra (Victory Front, FpV) revealed that she had undergone abortions in her youth. Her disclosure was met with rounds of applause.

Among other lawmakers, Ferreyra was defending the bill …

The UN’s special rapporteur for violence against women, Dubravka Simonovic, has arrived in the country and publicly affirmed what many on the ground were already thinking: Argentina, despite the progress made, has not done enough to combat gender based violence.…

Esther, 36, barely rests.

She wakes up at 6:30 AM and works all day looking after her three kids and doing chores around the house. Then, at around 4 PM, she catches a bus from Quilmes, in Buenos Aires Province, …

ROSARIO — The annual National Women’s Summit (ENM) and controversy go hand in hand.

Some 70,000 women attended the summit in the port-city of Rosario last weekend, yet the vast majority of Argentines only heard about one thing: the showdown …

At 3 PM on Saturday, hundreds of mothers protested the mistreatment of a woman in San Isidro, Greater Buenos Aires Area, who was told she could not breastfeed her child in public.

At around 2:30 PM, the crowd at the …

A year from the historic #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less) march that assembled some 300,000 protestors in the City of Buenos Aires to demand government action against a dire femicide rate, this Friday June 3rd will see a second march — …

Before ranting against the US before the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner pushed on Sunday for greater gender equality by demanding a woman take current UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s place when his …