A group of ten women shed their clothes and marched across the Chilean capital of Santiago wearing little more than body paint, in a bid to raise awareness ahead of the feminist strike scheduled to be held on 8 March, International Women’s Day.
En el contexto del #DíaInternacionalDeLaMujer la Sede INDH RM asistió hoy una intervención callejera para la promoción de los derechos de las mujeres, organizada por la Brigada de Arte y Propaganda de la Coordinadora 8M, y realizada en el Museo de la Memoria y los DDHH. #8deMarzo pic.twitter.com/b9SCdq3s7l— INDH Chile (@inddhh) 4 марта 2019 г.
According to EFE news agency, the protesters also painted their bodies with slogans like "non-sexist education" and "I Decide When and How".
"Our female bodies are always being sexualised and treated like objects. The idea was to use our bodies as a canvas to call for support for the strike on 8 March, to declare that they are not for public use and we can use them how we like," protest organiser Javiera Salinas said.
The protesters also covered walls of subway stations bearing masculine names with posters of well-known Chilean artists and the names of women who had been victims of gender violence, the news agency adds.