Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

Jóvenes bolivianos en manifestación del 25 de noviembre en contra de la violencia contra mujeres y niñas en La Paz, Bolivia. Foto: Yamil Antonio/Oxfam

Breaking the mould

This report analyzes the beliefs of young people aged 15 to 25 from eight Latin American and Caribbean countries, about violence and partner relationships. These beliefs lead young people to reproduce the inequalities they see in society and to view acts of male violence as “normal”.
Puerto Montt: shrines. Popular belief here is, that when a person is murdered, they die too soon and their spririt remains on earth. If the murder victim was a good person, then their spirit can do good deeds. Photo credit: Toby Adamson/Oxfam

The risks of defending human rights

Oxfam is deeply concerned about the worsening levels of violence, murder and repression against the men and women defending human rights in Latin America. This situation is linked to an economic model that fosters extreme inequality and has a negative impact on people’s basic rights.

Report's image. Privileges that Deny Rights. LAC

Privileges That Deny Rights

Oxfam has calculated that if inequality in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region were to be reduced by five points between 2011 and 2019, some 17.4 million people could move out of poverty. If the opposite were to occur, a five-point increase could result in an additional 18 million people living in poverty.  

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