Photo Diary: the 8th of March

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Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"NO IS NO"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Alive we want us"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"The tit that offends is the one who is sold"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"That 'being a lady' stops as a compliment"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Neither your institutional oppression or your cyberbullying will shut our social and sexual revolution"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"We don't want flowers, we want rights!"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"I'm a grandmother and I fight"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Male Chauvinism drowns, kills, kills"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Explode your fears, reborn in freedom"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"A women who doesn't like herself cannot be free and the Goverment has made sure that women never don't get to like themselves"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Not one less"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"I don't want a hero"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own" - Audre Lorde

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"This body is mine. Don't touch it. Don't rape it. Don't kill it"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Stop economics violence"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others" - Simone de Beauvoir

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"No more gender violence, No more health abuse, no more street harassment, no more salary abuse, no more Femicides"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"The amount of clothes I wear doesn't determine the amount of respect I deserve"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Men are afraid of feminism because they believe, we'll do the same with them as they did with us"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"No more red hearts"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"Revolution in the street, at home and in bed" "Raise up those who fight"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"The fire of my fight keeps me alive"

Photo Diary: the 8th of March
"I didn't come out of your rib, you came out of my vagina"

The macabre case of Lucía Pérez, a 16-year-old Argentinian girl who was drugged, raped, and killed in October, sparked worldwide repudiation of violence against women.

Marches from all around were organized under the slogan #NiUnaMenos (Not One More), to demand justice for this case, as well as all gender violence. According to the information provided by the National Registry of Femicides of the Supreme Court of Justice, in 2015 there were 235 women killed.

Chile was not left behind in these marches. In cases such as Nabila Rifo, a 29 year old mother who was severely beaten by her partner, and Florencia Aguirre, a 10 year old girl who was brutally murdered by her stepfather, among others, shocked the Chilean population. In Chile, nearly forty women are killed each year. In most cases, they are killed because of jealousy.

I attended this year’s march where thousands of people gathered in Plaza Italia to protest. I took portraits of the brave, amazing women and men who are fighting against gender violence and equal rights for Chilean women.

Men have to understand women don’t belong to them, they don’t own us. We are our own, and we have to respect, love and protect each other.

WE MATTER, I DO BELIEVE THE FUTURE IS FEMALE.  

Tami Silva

Writer

8teen year old journalism student from Santiago de Chile. Films + Music + Photography + Books

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