The following article, published by El Pais from Spain, reports on a seminar organised by the Carlos III University in Madrid between 15-16 February, at which a group of specialists discussed the problem of gender violence in Latin America.
As levels of rape and sexual violence rise the government has failed to tackle the problem sufficiently, taboos remain in place and victims are left to suffer. Amnesty International has published a report which looks at the problem in detail.
Civil society organisations are mobilising to get the government to take more effective action to curb domestic violence. In a special article for LAB, Daniel Jackman reports.