Latin America Women’s Day Marches

view from above the march

Women’s Day is the celebration held for every woman as a way of appreciation and boosting gender parity. This is what many would refer to as the global Day for the celebration of women’s political, economic, cultural, And social achievements. Each year, Women’s Day supports a cause and showcases its relevance.

Just like in any other parts of the US, Latin America joins the celebration and also hold a Women’s Day march as part of the celebration. Latin American women wish their voices to be heard, and with this march and celebration, comes this cause of wanting to be treated with equality and be given fair rights.

Celebrating Women’s Day in Latin America

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Latin America Women’s day celebration is just as similar to the annual marches held in New York City every 8th of March. Women from all across Latin America marks the 8th of March as commemorations and protests both offline and online.

To celebrate Women’s Day, thousands of Latin American women would go out on the streets, and even use the power of social media networks to voice and demonstrate their concerns and advocacies. Each country does have a specific motivation, and it is not at all different in Latin America. Women across Latin America unite to call for attention, and as a sign of resistance against the difficult realities, they continue to face in their region.

Recent Latin America Women’s Day march

On the 8th of March, 2020, millions of women took the streets in Latin America to celebrate Women’s Day. With all the noise and crowd, one thing was clear: All united, as one voice, with one goal, which is to end oppression and violence. 

As Women’s Day is celebrated in Latin America, women march against the backdrop of a broader social unrest that is currently happening in their region. Police reports have said that in Chile’s capital alone, a total 150,000 protester was joining the celebration. As for the rest of Latin America, another 40,000 totals of protesters were estimated. With this celebration, many women who joined carried signs calling for an end to violence against women and access to abortion. With given numbers, organizers of the said event say total women who joined the celebration were much higher.

The Idea Behind Women’s Day marches

view of how large the womens march is

The whole idea behind the Women’s Day march during International Women’s day is to voice out what issues women think and know should be ended. This is the time of reflection, the moment where women are celebrated, a voice out advocacies that aren’t still heard, and, most importantly, continue the fight for breaking down barriers of inequality. With Women’s Day being celebrated for more than a decade, the marches are a growing movement centered and revolving around appreciating women’s strength and unity and actively enact women empowerment.

Why Is International Women’s Day celebrated in Latin America? 

In Latin America, women’s fight against domestic violence and other advocacies continue as long as it is still happening in their region. Millions will continue to unite with goals and missions of addressing issues of alarmingly growing femicide, abortion laws, violence, and inequality.