Regional Articles Archives for January 2012

“Approximately 75% of women human rights defenders in Mexico are victims of gender violence,” says a newly released report put out by Consorcio Oaxaca, la Red Mesa de Mujeres Cuidad Juárez and JASS. The investigative report highlights the violence – including threats, murders and rape - faced by Mexican women activists in exercising their work and is based on research conducted for the Regional Baseline Report on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) in Mesoamerica. The first of its kind in the country, the report’s findings were released during a press conference on January 19th in Mexico City. This analysis highlights the violence – including threats, murders and rape – Mexican activists experience.