"We have the law on our side, so the remaining battle is cultural — women still face barriers to access, such as stigma, prejudice, and a lack of information. We still face a problem of empowerment — women don’t know we have the law on our side.

“Last November we had our first national feminist meeting and we started to identify that there are different issues facing different aged women. For example, young women face a new type of violence in the form of cyber bullying, harassment and new forms of social control exerted through Facebook and WhatsApp. Because of these technologies, we are more controlled, and there are new impositions on our bodies and decision-making. These new types of violence and control of women require a new type of response.

“Uruguay is an old country; so being a young person in Uruguay is hard. Being a young feminist is doubly hard.”


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