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Mexico Barricades Presidential Palace Ahead Of Women’s March

Mexico Barricades Presidential Palace Ahead Of Women’s March

 Mexico’s government has walled off the presidential palace with a metallic barrier ahead of a planned women’s march on Monday to protest rampant violence against women and the president’s support for a gubernatorial candidate accused of rape. Barriers were also installed around other emblematic buildings and monuments in downtown Mexico City where a year ago […]

In Their Own Blood, Mexican Women Demand Help For Victims Of Violence

In Their Own Blood, Mexican Women Demand Help For Victims Of Violence

 Flora Marcelo wrote her appeal on a white wall outside the U.N. human rights office in Mexico City, using a finger dipped in her own blood: “Justice for the disappeared.” At least five women joined Monday’s protest, some drawing their blood with the help of a catheter, to bring attention to the plight of children […]

Emergency Calls On Violence Against Women Spiked In Mexico In 2020

Emergency Calls On Violence Against Women Spiked In Mexico In 2020

 Emergency calls related to violence against women in Mexico rose more than 30% in 2020, data published on Monday showed, as COVID-19 lockdowns kept families stuck at home. In 2020, more than 260,000 emergency calls were made about violence against women compared to under 198,000 in the previous year. Criminal investigations opened into domestic violence […]

Women Seeking Help From Violence Almost Doubles In Mexico Lockdown

Women Seeking Help From Violence Almost Doubles In Mexico Lockdown

The number of women and children seeking help at shelters for victims of violence has surged by more than 80% in Mexico under the coronavirus lockdown, according to the country’s largest network of shelters for victims of violence. The National Network of Shelters, which includes about 69 refuges across Mexico, also said the number of […]

Mexico Walks Back Campaign Against Domestic Violence After Backlash

Mexico Walks Back Campaign Against Domestic Violence After Backlash

A top Mexican official on Wednesday said a new campaign against domestic violence would be revised after the video ads sparked strong public opposition from critics who claimed it misrepresented the growing problem. The initial campaign showed images of men and children, but no women, as potential victims, and one woman was shown as an […]

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Almost 1,000 women were murdered in Mexico in the first three months of this year, according to government data, showing a spike in violence that combined with coronavirus lockdown measures, advocates say, puts women in double jeopardy. The rate was 8% higher than in the same period last year, according to the data. “The deadliest pandemic for […]

Female Prisoners In Mexico Make Health Worker Dolls To Fund Families

Female Prisoners In Mexico Make Health Worker Dolls To Fund Families

Some female inmates in Mexico’s prisons have come up with a new way to replace earnings lost after the coronavirus closed retailers that sold their handiwork – making soft toys dressed as doctors and nurses in facemasks. About 30% of prisoners in Mexico’s crowded, cash-strapped jails work for themselves, with female inmates making and selling […]

Migrants Raped And Trafficked As U.S. And Mexico Tighten Borders

Migrants Raped And Trafficked As U.S. And Mexico Tighten Borders

Central American migrants are being kidnapped, raped and trafficked in Mexico as they seek to enter the United States amid a migration crackdown, a medical charity said on Tuesday. In Mexico’s Nuevo Laredo city – separated from the United States by the Rio Grande – almost 80% of migrants treated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) […]

Argentina Seeks To Extradite Ex-Spy On Sexual Exploitation Charges

Argentina Seeks To Extradite Ex-Spy On Sexual Exploitation Charges

Argentina is seeking the extradition from Mexico of a former spy accused of running a criminal organization that sexually exploited women, a move one trafficking survivor said would be a “historic milestone” in the fight against the crime. Mexican authorities arrested Raul Martins earlier this month in the seaside city of Cancun following an extradition […]

Family Violence Against Girls Rising In Mexico – UNICEF

Family Violence Against Girls Rising In Mexico – UNICEF

About one in five girls ages 15 to 17 – almost 700,000 young women – experienced some form of family violence in 2015 Violence against girls in Mexico by members of their own family has increased sharply in recent years, rising by nearly a third from 2010 to 2014 alone, a UNICEF report said on […]

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