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Argentine Women March for Abortion Rights in #NotOneMore March

Thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires Monday for the third anniversary of the #NiUnaMenos, or #NotOneMore (Woman) march. While in previous years, the march predominantly protested against gender-based violence, this year it focused on the legalization of abortion.

Demonstrators wore the color green, representing the fight for abortion, and many also carried purple strands of cloth used to symbolize the color of bruises left on the bodies of women who have suffered attacks.

Like most countries in Latin America, Argentina only allows abortion under specific circumstances, including rape and risk to the mother's life.

 
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Like most countries in Latin America, Argentina currently allows legalized abortion only in specific cases, including rape and risk to the mother
Like most countries in Latin America, Argentina currently allows legalized abortion only in specific cases, including rape and risk to the mother's life. Photo:Reuters
In prior years, the focus was a march against against gender-based violence. This year the march was focused on legalisation of abortion, amid the growing movement in the South American country.
In prior years, the focus was a march against against gender-based violence. This year the march was focused on legalisation of abortion, amid the growing movement in the South American country. Photo:Reuters
The colour green was prevalent in the rally, which represents the abortion fight. Many of the demonstrators also carried purple strands of cloth used to symbolize the colour of bruises left on the bodies of woman who have suffered attacks, be it beatings, rape, or murder, organizers said.
The colour green was prevalent in the rally, which represents the abortion fight. Many of the demonstrators also carried purple strands of cloth used to symbolize the colour of bruises left on the bodies of woman who have suffered attacks, be it beatings, rape, or murder, organizers said. Photo:Reuters
A banner that reads "You shall not kill" is seen placed over the fence outside the Congress during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires.
A banner that reads "You shall not kill" is seen placed over the fence outside the Congress during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators light flares during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires.
Demonstrators light flares during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators march during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires.
Demonstrators march during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators dance and shout slogans during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires.
Demonstrators dance and shout slogans during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires. Photo:Reuters
A woman walks behind posters that read "No to the Macri-IMF pact" in Buenos Aires.
A woman walks behind posters that read "No to the Macri-IMF pact" in Buenos Aires. Photo:Reuters
A demonstrator holds a baloon that reads "Legal abortion now" during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires.
A demonstrator holds a baloon that reads "Legal abortion now" during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires. Photo:Reuters
A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Not another (woman) less" during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires.
A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Not another (woman) less" during a protest against femicides and violence against women in Buenos Aires. Photo:Reuters
Published 5 June 2018
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