Latin American Speak Out about Sexual Harassment

Over the past few days, the Twitter hashtag #MiPrimerAcoso (“My First Assault”) has accumulated tweets from tens of thousands of women relating harrowing testimonies of their first – and often not their last – experiences with sexual harassment.

This conversation began on social networks in support of a nationwide protest against sexist violence, called “Vivas Nos Queremos [2]” (“We Want Us Alive”), that was held in several cities throughout Mexico on April 24, 2012.

Online the movement hasn’t been limited to people in Mexico, and women from other Latin American countries have also dared to share their painful experiences.

¿Cuándo y cómo fue tu primer acoso? Hoy a partir de las 2pmMX usando el hashtag #MiPrimerAcoso [3]. Todas tenemos una historia, ¡levanta la voz!

— (e)stereotipas (@e_stereotipas) April 23, 2016 [4]

When and what was your first encounter with sexual harassment? Today from 2pm (Mexican time) use the hashtag #MiPrimerAcoso. We all have a story, speak out!

https://globalvoices.org/2016/04/26/latin-americas-women-confront-sexual-harassment-by-sharing-their-stories-of-abuse/print/

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