Venezuelans protest rising femicide after three women killed

Independent online initiative Monitor de Femicidios estimates there were 256 femicides in Venezuela last year, compared to 167 in 2019.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hundreds of Venezuelans protested on Saturday, February 27th, following the murders of three young women last week, in a rally against femicide in the South American nation.

Human rights activists have warned that the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened gender-related violence globally, with independent online initiative Monitor de Femicidios estimating there were 256 femicides in Venezuela last year, compared to 167 in 2019.

Roughly 300 people gathered in the northern city of Acarigua, many holding balloons with the phrase “Not one more”, while . . .

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