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Art protest decries violence against women in Juárez (Mexico)

July 27, 2012

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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

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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

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© 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]