In Argentina, feminicide, the murder of women, is a new category of crime recorded in the Criminal Code. Since 2012, it is punished by life imprisonment. Despite the tightening of legislation, the murders of women are increasing in the country. Currently, a woman is killed every 28 hours. In 2015, the protest movement against gender violence ‘Ni una menos’ was created by the feminist collective. Since 2015, this movement is mobilizing the masses spreading to all Latin America, Europe and USA. The phenomenon is so massive that it’s transversal: from childhood to adulthood, no social class is excluded. It’s particularly serious in the many slums of the cities where people live in poor conditions, criminality is high and the youngsters are in danger. In these places, traditional domestic rules and patriarchal composition of society support the violence. Often, police doesn’t receive the reports, corruption is common and women suffer domestic and psychological violence for years.
Karl Mancini, an Italian documentary photographer, studied photojournalism in New York at ICP. Since 2001, he has worked in more than 90 countries focusing on social issues such as gender violence, the consequences of war, human rights and migration. His reports were presented by many international festivals and published in several major magazines: Newsweek, Stern Magazin, Spiegel, Marie Claire, CNN and Vanity Fair.