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‘Break The Silence’ Tortillas Urge Women To Denounce Abuse In Mexico

‘Break The Silence’ Tortillas Urge Women To Denounce Abuse In Mexico

Customers at the Esperanza tortilla factory in the northern Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo found their tortillas wrapped differently this month – in white paper with “break the silence” written in red, urging women to report abuse and seek help. In a creative response to battling violence against women, the Nuevo Laredo Women’s Institute printed […]

Mexican Lawmakers Toughen Penalties For Femicide, Abuse Of Minors After Murders

Mexican Lawmakers Toughen Penalties For Femicide, Abuse Of Minors After Murders

– Mexico’s lower house of Congress on Tuesday approved an increase in prison sentences for crimes of femicide and sexual abuse of minors, amid a wave of protests after the murder of a seven-year-old girl in Mexico City. Lawmakers voted to increase the sentence for femicide to 45 to 65 years in prison, up from a range […]