High levels of gender based violence are but one indicator of this, and the lack of certain reproductive rights another. These issues have become a focus of recent large scale protests such as the Ni Una Menos campaign that brought tens of thousands onto the streets of five Latin American countries last year, and young feminists appear to be leading a new wave of activism. Maxine Molyneux presents her reflections on the history of Latin American feminism, focusing on the five decades since the ‘Second Wave’ of the 1970s. She asks how different are the struggles, tactics and challenges that confront the new wave of young activists as compared with previous generations? How different are the challenges today, and does feminism confront the rise of a more organised and self confident anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQI, pro- family religious opposition?
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