Nine women murdered in Argentina over the last week

Nine women have been murdered in Argentina over the last week raising grave concern over the country’s sexist violence.

 

Local activists said that in eight of the nine murders the assailants were either partners or former partners of the victims and that a few cases had restraining orders resulting from previous violent incidents.

 

In early June woman throughout the country took to the streets protesting violence against women shortly after fourteen year old, Chiara Paéz, was found savagely and brutally beaten to death and buried under her boyfriend’s home.

 

According to local NGO’s the government has failed to implement protective measures that would prevent violence against women and femicides. Several rights groups added that women have nowhere to go as shelters for battered women are scarce.

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