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VIDEO: The Indy Meets… Trans Activist Kalym Soria

VIDEO: The Indy Meets… Trans Activist Kalym Soria

The Indy speaks to activist Kalym Soria – the first male transsexual to change his gender on national IDs under the 2012 identity law – about his story and the challenges facing Argentina’s trans community.

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Stitched Up: The Labour Abuses in Argentina’s Textile Industry

Stitched Up: The Labour Abuses in Argentina’s Textile Industry

Ciara Nugent investigates the murky world of sweatshops and slave labour that lies behind Argentina’s fashion and textile industry.

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Four Months From #NiUnaMenos: Has Anything Changed?

Four Months From #NiUnaMenos: Has Anything Changed?

Four months on from the largest protest for women’s rights in Argentina, Ciara Nugent asks the organisers of #NiUnaMenos: has anything changed?

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Martes Rojos: Taking Down Sex Trafficking, One Flyer at a Time

Martes Rojos: Taking Down Sex Trafficking, One Flyer at a Time

One Tuesday a month, the group behind Martes Rojos walk through busy Buenos Aires neighbourhoods taking down erotic flyers as a means of fighting sexual exploitation.

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Syrian Refugees in Latin America: When Words Are Not Enough

Syrian Refugees in Latin America: When Words Are Not Enough

Various Latin American leaders have expressed their willingness to receive Syrian refugees. But so far, apart from Brazil, they have failed to walk the walk. Peter Lykke Lind reports.

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‘Pornography is a Form of Violence’: An Interview with Marcela Lagarde

‘Pornography is a Form of Violence’: An Interview with Marcela Lagarde

Desirée Jaimovich sat down with Mexican anthropologist Marcela Lagarde during her recent visit to Argentina to talk about gender violence in Latin America.

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The International Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Buenos Aires

The International Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Buenos Aires

Wendy Gosselin breaks down the films and activities to catch at this year’s international human rights film festival, which opened last night.

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The Indy Eye: #NiUnaMenos March against Gender Violence

The Indy Eye: #NiUnaMenos March against Gender Violence

Hundreds of thousands marched across Argentina yesterday to demand action against gender violence and femicide under the slogan ‘Ni Una Menos’ (Not one less).

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Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Last Friday, the man charged with torturing Luciano Arruga was sentenced to ten years in prison. The RNMA was there supporting the family and broadcasting the verdict.

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Support Good Pitch2 Argentina!

Support Good Pitch2 Argentina!

Ideame is an online platform, which helps creators to finance their projects through crowdfunding. This week we look at the Good Pitch2 Argentina campaign, which supports independent documentary filmmakers.

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