La Matria Fest: Vivas seguiremos! will air on December 19 at 1:00 p.m. (PST) via www.subela.cl, featuring Mexico’s Vivir Quintana; Melymel from the Dominican Republic; Argentinean Sara Hebe; La Dame Blanche from Cuba and France; as well as DadalÃº, Mariel Mariel and Camila Moreno from Chile. The event, focused on gender-based violence, aims to raise awareness that, despite the feminist movement’s demands in recent years, violence against women continues to rise worldwide within the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the outbreak of COVID-19, UN Women was already reporting pandemic proportions of violence against women and girls. In the last year, 243 million women and girls have suffered violence at the hands of partners worldwide, while fewer than 40% of victims report the abuse or seek help. // Continue to the full article