Nigeria/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/113 views /nigeria Argentina’s women protest for legal abortion, against violence | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Actress Thelma Fardin (L) takes part in a march called by the movement “Ni una menos” against violence against women, and in demand of the right to a safe, free and legal abortion in Buenos Aires, on June 03, 2019. (Photo by Emiliano Lasalvia / AFP) Thousands of Argentine protesters flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday in a show of force for the abortion rights movement, and to denounce violence against women. Since 2015, June 3 has been a day of demonstration in the country for women and members of the LGBT community who want to put an end to the killings of women, which have not abated despite increased public awareness. ALSO READ Rivers Election: INEC Sacks Four Collation Officers Over ‘Partisanship’Women of all ages — sporting the green scarves that have become the symbol of the abortion rights movement, and purple for women’s rights — took to the streets, as they did a week ago and on International Women’s Day in March. “We feel this pain. We want gender-based violence to be more visible. We are asking the government to help us, we feel abandoned,” said 45-year-old Giovanna Lujan, whose daughter Monica Garnica was murdered. ALSO READ Military Chiefs storm Katsina over killings by bandits | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsGarnica died at age 24 in January 2018, 18 days after being sprayed with alcohol and set on fire by her husband, the father of her three young children. Argentina, a country of 44 million people, recorded 278 cases of femicide last year, according to official data. The non-governmental organization Casa del Encuentro says that between 2008 and 2019, nearly 3,000 cases of femicide were recorded, leaving more than 3,700 children, most of them minors, without their mothers. ALSO READ Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun reveals what Thierry Henry made him do at Brighton - Daily Post Nigeria“Sexist violence is killing us, as is the state’s absence,” said one banner raised by a group of women from Moron, a suburb of Buenos Aires. Abortion rights activists are making a new push for the legalization of the procedure, which was narrowly defeated in the Senate last year after it passed in the Chamber of Deputies. A new bill to decriminalize abortion was introduced last week by members of a range of parties, including President Mauricio Macri’s ruling centre-right Cambiemos coalition and left-wing opposition parties. With a general election set for October, observers say the bill is unlikely to return to the Senate before the end of this year. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleWe Shall Do Things Differently – Ihedioha Assuresnext articleCar catches fire on Christiaan de Wet RoadRelated Posts431 shares Nigeria/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Mahmood Yakubu Says INEC Is Most Improved Public Institution in Nigeria448 shares Nigeria/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Procurement of 1000 AK-47 rifles was approved by Jonathan -Amosun reactsSee The Luxury SUV Innoson Will Give Winner Of Big Brother Naija Season 4 [PHOTOS]Aisha Buhari, NPA boss call for gender equality in maritime sector – Premium Times NigeriaBREAKING: Tribunal Dismisses INEC’s, Buhari’s Applications For Dismissal Of PDM’s PetitionTrump deportation threat sows panic among Florida migrants | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsSex-for-marks lecturers in trouble – VC warns – Daily Post Nigeria‘Shunning is not the answer’: Salah says Warda can change | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsBreaking: Court adjourns Kano kingmakers suit against GandujeBoko Haram kills 29 farmers in fresh Borno attack – Premium Times Nigeria Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.