Women defend solo travels after murder of backpackers in Ecuador

Maria Coni, 22, and Marina Menegazzo, 21, were sexually assaulted and killed in February while traveling in Ecuador. The pair were reportedly killed by two men who had offered them a place to stay.

The post written in their name has now had more than 730,000 shares over the past two weeks.

It’s also sparked a social media debate over victim-blaming and women’s right to safely travel alone.

Read the full story at CNN



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