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A young man is arrested by the police during a protest against gender violence in Santiago, Chile, May 16, 2018. EPA-EFE/MARIO RUIZ

Demonstrators in Chile were demanding "a comprehensive law to tackle gender violence that includes domestic violence, abuse and sexual harassment."

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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).