Following the murders of three women in the last week, Venezuelans protested in a rally against femicide this Saturday.
Around 300 people gathered in the northern city of Acarigua, holding balloons with the phrase 'Ni una menos' (Not one more), while others rallied in the capital Caracas. "We are afraid," 22-year-old psychology student Ariadna González told AFP, holding up a banner with the message: "Being alive should not be an achievement."
Two women were killed last week with their bodies boring signs of sexual violence. The deaths follow that of 33-year-old Carmine Sosa, who was killed last week in Northern Portuguesa state in a suspected domestic violence incident. Venezuela suffers from a high rate of violent crime compared to other countries in the region.
The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened gender-related violence globally.