Hundreds of women protesters have taken to the streets in Mexico’s capital demanding justice for rape crimes against two girls at the hands of the police. This march went viral as activists used pink spray and threw glitter as part of their protest.  During the protest, a woman was filmed damaging the Mexico City Attorney General’s office. The video went viral, as well as the message she left explaining her actions: “The damage done to the building installations can be repaired in a day. The life of someone who has been sexually assaulted can never be repaired” Valeria Leon has the details.  https://youtu.be/2pfzqF4dO2o

Hundreds of women embark on protest in Mexico city after accusations surface that police officers raped two teenagers. These demonstrations have become known as the “glitter protests” after marchers earlier this week showered the Mexico city’s police chief in pink glitter. During the march, many expressed outrage over the high levels of violence against women and girls in Mexico. The main hashtag of this movement has become #theydontlookaftermetheyrapeme Journalist Valeria Leon has more from Mexico City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDY1nFC1IYk

Violence against women has plagued the country, nevertheless Mexican women are now coming forward to confront this crisis by taking matters into their own hands. Mexico has seen a spike in female participation in its youth self-defense course, as more women turn to the sport for strength-building and confidence-boosting.  https://www.univision.com/univision-news/survey-reveals-a-huge-increase-in-violence-against-women-in-mexico-video

More women are starting their own businesses in Mexico, that has one of the largest gender employment gaps in the world. Female participation in the workforce grew by more than 10 percent from the year before. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Mexico is the only country in Latin America where more women start businesses than men. “We want to help other women, other women helping us also with their talents. We wanted to see more role models, not only for us but for future generations. Woman role models, because we believe and we have this motor if you can see her you can become her”, said Marisse del Olmo who aims to increase success rates among female entrepreneurs through woman-to-woman networking. Valeria Leon reports from Mexico City: https://youtu.be/TI7x36V1B7s Follow the story: https://www.trtworld.com/americas/women-in-mexico-fight-against-large-gender-employment-gaps-24722

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