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Why the hierarchy of dead women and girls?

Like anyone else, I am saddened to wake up to the news that a body has been found in the search for 14-year-old Alice Gross… 382 more words

Male Violence Against Women

Oaxaca: march to demand investigation of new femicide

On 15 September, a group of students from the Normal School of Preschool Education of Oaxaca (ENEPO) and teachers from Section 22 of the National Coordination of Educational Workers (CNTE) marched in Oaxaca City to demand the clarification of the murder of the 21-year old student Karen González Reyes, whose body was found in the metropolitan region of the capital with signs of violence, sexual assault, and gunshot wounds.   137 more words

Human Rights

Sending an American NGO into the drug war in Mexico is sheer insanity... Is it?

In May this year, I wrote an (unpublished) briefing paper for the American NGO ‘CARE USA’ in which I proposed several policy options on the drug related violence in Mexico. 1,127 more words

Latin America



Tragedy always occurs when least expected. That’s what my mom says. That’s what I found out this summer.

A woman died. Her name was Mary Cirillo, mother of four. 682 more words

Fall 2014 Archive

Gender based violence #femicide. Protector and perpetrator - A male preserve

Let REEVA STEENKAMP’S name never be forgotten, because she was a stalwart spokesperson for Women’s rights and VAW (Violence Against Women)

Femicide is the ultimate form of violence against women and girls and takes multiple forms.

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Human Rights

Chiapas: Impunity in the case of Tatiana Trujillo; continued calls for gender alert amidst rise in number of femicides

On 9 September, a press-conference was held at which relatives of Tatiana Trujillo Rodríguez denounced the impunity seen in the femicide perpetrated against her in April 2010 in the Ocosingo municipality by her partner, Elmar Darinel Díaz Solórzano, a former federal deputy.   433 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Large increase in femicides; monument to be built to honor victims

Photo @ Chiapas Paralelo

On 1 October, relatives of victims of femicide and women’s human-rights defenders will construct a monument to commemorate femicide victims in Chiapas at the bridge in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, from where the body of Viridians Flores Martínez was thrown in June 2013. 393 more words

Human Rights