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A woman watches the march from a balcony on Saturday, November 25, 2017, through the streets of Asunción (Paraguay). Several thousand women wearing purple t-shirts and scarves demonstrated in the streets of downtown Asunción to fight to eradicate violence against women in Paraguay, where there were 38 femicides and 33 attempts until November of this year. EFE / Andrés Cristaldo

After the wave of complaints of sexual harassment that has flooded the headlines and social networks, the battle against Gender Violence is more urgent than ever.

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 12/01/2016 - 06:04
Feminist activists protesting against gender violence and femicides in Quito, Equador. EFE/José Jácome

Gender violence has become a worrying issue in Latin America, not only because of its social and Human impact, but because it has an economic cost too. The economic cost of gender violence in Latin America represents between 1% and 4% of the Latin America's GDP, according to a recent report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).