"This encounter has brought together the pioneering generation of women, lesbians and trans [with] with thousands and thousands of young women who have joined the struggle in recent times. It fills us with energy, happiness and strength in order to keep fighting against the patriarchy", Buenos Aires legislator Andrea Conde told the Noticias Argentinas news agency.
Police reported clashes with minority groups of protesters, including an incident involving a Molotov cocktail which a protester threw at the city's Government offices. Ten women were arrested, local media reported.
This year's event in Trelew included 70 workshops on issues including abortion, the feminisation of poverty, maternity, gender identities, and violence against women and transgender women.
"One of the proposals of our comrades during the workshops was to carry out a huge protest in front of the Brazilian Embassy [in Buenos Aires] on October 20 to reject the manipulated elections [in Brazil] and the advancement of the extreme right in that country in the form of [Jair] Bolsonaro's candidacy", City lawmaker Myriam Bregman said.
Another issue raised during the summit was the separation of church and state.
"The rejection of the Senate for legal interruption of pregnancy, in line with the campaigning of the hierarchy of the Catholic and Evangelical churches, along with the austerity agenda that [President Mauricio] Macri is preparing with governors and the IMF (International Monetary Fund), is a clear example of the hidden intentions of these sectors|, said PTS lawmaker Natahlia González Seligra.