In 2014, a woman was murdered every 30 hours in Argentina due to gender violence. The rise in femicide cases - the murder of women because of their gender - and their media coverage motivated women in Argentina to take into the streets to protest in June 2015 under the slogan "Ni Una Menos" (Not One [woman] Less). As the growth in femicides was region-wide, so were the protests. Many street demonstrations also took place between 2015 and 2019 in Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina, demanding governments to adopt policies to defend women from gender-based violence.
Are these protests effective in changing women's awareness, financial and labor decisions? In other words, can political protests change an individual's behavior? This paper sheds light on these questions by studying Ni Una Menos protests in Latin America. Using information from Global Data on Events, Location, and Tone (GDELT), Lexis Nexis Academic service, and international newspapers, we plan to compile data on the number of protesters in different cities in Latin America from 2015 to 2019. To provide an exogenous source of variation in the protest attendance, we will instrument the size of the protest with weather data on the day of the protest.