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Thousands of pro-choice activists, including feminist groups from the U.S. and Chile, demonstrate in favor of decriminalizing abortion, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb. 19, 2020. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators in front of the prosecutor's office in Lima, Peru, protest gender violence and femicide on June 20. Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Gulalai Ismail, the Pakistani activist who fled the country after being threatened for taking a stand against sexual violence perpetrated by security forces. She was photographed in Brooklyn, where she is now seeking asylum. Tim McDonnell/NPR hide caption

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Women protest against women's murders in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 23. Signs say "We are not silent" and show Emine Bulut, whose killing by her ex-husband was captured on video that was widely shared on social media. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Don't Want To Die': Women In Turkey Decry Rise In Violence And Killings

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Sangita Magar bears the scars of an acid attack that took place three years ago. She was a plaintiff in a public interest case to change Nepal's law on acid and burn violence. Sajana Shrestha for NPR hide caption

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