Regional Articles Archives for July 2012

"It is the women who are paying the cost of this war on drugs in Mexico" said Mexican Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD), Margarita Martinez, one of the six women defenders who traveled to New York in July to meet with the 52nd Session of the CEDAW Committee. The group of women activists presented a shadow report released by the National WHRD Network in Mexico, which confirms that within Latin America, Mexico ranks first in attacks against journalists and second in attacks against women defenders.