Protests in Chile are ongoing and one part of it is women voicing their frustration for the lack of action taken by the government when it comes to femicide and sentencing violators of women.
A large group of women protested the government’s failure to protect them with a chant and dance. According to this article “The song was created by Chilean feminist collective ‘Lastesis’ and is based on Argentinian theorist Rita Segato’s work that argues sexual violence is a political problem.”
In Iran the Islamic government restricts women from performing their music alone on stage. For one musician, Farzane Zamen, this drove her out of her home country and eventually forced her to seek asylum in Scotland.
Today she is a working musician in that foreign place. Time will only tell if she will be safe to travel back to Iran but until then she will continue to make her music.
Our friends over at Loud Women just released the track listing for the upcoming second volume compilation album and it looks like a banger! Check out the bands below, pre-order the album over at Loud Women’s Bandcamp page (it’s only 5 pounds!) and get ready for Loud Women Fest 4 in September.
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