Saving The Celebrations For Later
In many countries, International Women’s Day can either feel like a joyous occasion to appreciate the women who have changed history and continue to do so or another Hallmark holiday where companies pretend to care about us so we’ll buy their stuff. In Latin America, International Women’s Day has a far different tone.
Women in the region face numerous issues that continue to put their lives at risk, so you’re more likely to find them at a protest continuing to bring attention to inequalities than exchanging gifts or having a special dinner. For example, in 2018, Chileans marched for economic stability that has been hindered by unpaid work, while Venezuelans called out their government for anti-feminist policies.