Abortion campaigners in Chile have been heartened by the recent legalization of abortion in neighboring Argentina and are currently presenting a bill for the decriminalization of abortion. But with a pro-life government and Senate inherited from the Pinochet regime (1973-90) any amendments to the existing law will be hard won.
Over two million people were in the streets of Santiago on International Women's Day this year, the last major protest before Chile's COVID lockdown.
A plurinational women's parliament has become an important node of popular and Indigenous power in Ecuador.
Women in Guatemala organized against abuse in their schools and workplaces, for territory and water, and in memory of victims of state terror.
Autonomous feminist movements in Uruguay challenge capitalism, patriarchy and racism through strikes, marches, and mutual aid.
Women's groups are taking direct action and using public art to denounce femicides and demand change.