The activists also zoned in on two issues, which disproportionately affect women within Latin America and the Caribbean, the high rates of femicides in the region and the fact that several countries still deny women the right to an abortion.
According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, 97 percent of women of childbearing age in Latin America and the Caribbean live in countries where abortion is restricted or banned altogether. Harsh laws that penalize abortion have not resulted in fewer procedures, but a higher threat to women's lives. An estimated 2,000 women die in Latin America every year due to unsafe abortions.
Latin America is also the most violent region for women. Twelve women are killed every day due to machista violence.