Five years ago, on June 3, 2015, after the news of the femicide of Chiara Páez and in the face of extreme sexist violence, we took to the streets and banded ourselves under the “Not a Less”. For this year, one of the slogans is “We are supported by feminist networks”. In the context of social isolation, various virtual activities will take place.
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This slogan represents the fight against the most extreme consequence of sexist violence: death. According to official data, prepared by the Women’s Office of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, in 2018 there were 255 direct victims of femicides. These reports are based on data from the previous year and the methodology consists of statistically analyzing the judicial cases in which violent death due to gender is investigated. According to the 2019 report, there were 268 direct victims of femicide and femicide victims and 5 transvesticides and transfemicides in Argentina.
You can also find current data that is produced by various social actors. The observatory of gender violence “Now that they see us” reported that as of April 30 of this year, 177 femicides had occurred.