Aymara and the Ants

Earlier this year, when I was in Argentina, I began covering the #NiUnaMenos, Not One Fewer, movement. The movement began in 2015 when a young woman was found murdered and tens of thousands of people around the country mobilized to city squares to call for an end to femicide and gender-based violence. The BBC World Service accepted my pitch to produce a radio documentary about the organizing taking place to transform an unequal economic system that devalues women’s labor. The result featured Aymara Val, an activist in the Province of Buenos Aires with La Dignidad, an Argentine social movement. It aired on October 4th.

Aymara Val speaks to the press during a protest in front of the Lomas de Zamora City Hall in June 2017.