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Art protest decries violence against women in Juárez (Mexico)

July 27, 2012


By Diana Washington Valdez \ El Paso Times Posted:   07/27/2012 12:00:00 AM MDT Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet will install a traveling public art collective on Friday in El Paso to protest violence against women and young people in Mexico. The art collective, titled “Zapatos Rojos” (Red Shoes), “is a call to conscience to […]

Women Rights Defenders Targeted in Mexico

July 19, 2012


Lisa VeneKlasen (standing) speaks at the panel discussion on Growing Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico. Credit: Kim-Jenna Jurriaans/IPS Lisa VeneKlasen (standing) speaks at the panel discussion on Growing Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico. Credit: Kim-Jenna Jurriaans/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2012 (IPS) – There has […]

Armed gang rapes women in Mexican youth camp

July 15, 2012


© AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd An armed gang raped seven young women in a brutal attack on a youth camp just outside Mexico City, state prosecutors said on Saturday. Over several hours on Friday, the gang of about a dozen people beat, abused and robbed youngsters at the retreat located in a park in the State […]

Mexico failing to protect women’s rights: AI report

July 12, 2012


Mexico failing to protect women’s rights: AI report Sung Un Kim at 3:20 PM ET [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday submitted a briefing [report, PDF; press release] to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women [official website] detailing the failure of the Mexican government to protect women from torture, […]

Mexico failing to stem femicide – Amnesty

July 11, 2012


Wed, 11 Jul Source: trustlaw // Anastasia Moloney Pink crosses made out of paper, each representing a woman who has been killed, form a giant pink cross on a square in Cuernavaca on March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Margarito Perez By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (TrustLaw) – Killings of women are spreading across Mexico, and the government must do […]

Violence puts Mexico among worst G20 countries for women

June 13, 2012


Source: alertnet // Katherine Baldwin A woman pretends to be gagged while taking part in a protest during International Women’s Day in Mexico City, Mexico, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez By Katherine Baldwin LONDON, June 13 (TrustLaw) – Physical and sexual violence, a culture of male chauvinism, drug-related crime and poor access to healthcare […]

Trafficked: Sex slaves seduced and sold

May 22, 2012


Every year thousands of women are forced into prostitution and traded from Mexico to the United States. The BBC investigates the sex trafficking business, which makes some men very wealthy at the expense of vulnerable young women. Rural traffickers’ town Sold for sex Brothels on wheels ‘John School’ for clients Traffickers’ town Tenancingo is a […]

‘Vampire Woman’ Helps Domestic Abuse Victims

March 9, 2012


A Mexican woman who turned herself into a vampire look-a-like after suffering years of domestic violence is helping other victims. Mother-of-four Maria Jose Cristerna, who is known as Vampire Woman, is a 36-year-old former lawyer from a Catholic family background. Not only is 98% of her body covered with tattoos, but she has had fangs […]

Mexican convicted of luring women into US sex slavery

November 24, 2010


Source: BBC NEWS The women were forced to have sex with dozens of customers a night, prosecutors said A Mexican man faces life in prison after being convicted in the US of luring 10 women to the state of Georgia and forcing them into sexual slavery. A federal jury in Atlanta found Amador Cortes-Meza, 36, […]