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Report Mexico Part 4 - Social media challenges for Mexican womens' rights activists

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Protest march calling for a halt to violence against women in Mexico in April 2016 pre-#metoo
Protest march calling for a halt to violence against women in Mexico in April 2016 pre-#metoo Hector Vivas/Getty

In Mexico, the scope of violence against women is particularly wide.It goes from unsolicited cat-calling to socially accepted harassment to increasing levels of femicides.In March 2019, hundreds of women took to social media to report the many abuses they have suffered under the #MeToo and off-shoot hashtags.But the suicide of a 64 year-old rockstar after accusations were levelled against him made the issue more complex.Alix Hardy followed the case in this final report in a four-part series on women in Mexico.Click the 'play' button above to listen or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report'.