Statement

On the 25thand 26th of January, the National Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Network convened a meeting of more than 60 indigenous, rural and mestiza WHRD.  Dedicated to the defense and promotion of the human rights of women, they gathered from diverse regions of the country for the Third National Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico. 
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English Version: The Nobel Women’s Initiative statement calling on the Mexican government to bring an end to the violence in Juarez, Mexico.
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A declaration requesting the CEDAW committe to undertake an investigation into the violence against women rights defenders and women journalists in Mexico.
SPANISH VERSION: A shadow report released by the National WHRD Network in Mexico and presented at the 52nd Session of the CEDAW Committee, confirms that within Latin America, Mexico ranks first in attacks against journalists and second in attacks against women defenders. There has been an alarming increase in violence against women human rights defenders in Mexico.
Margarita Martinez, a women human rights defender gives a statement describing her experience of violence at the 52nd Session of the CEDAW Committee.
Enough! This is the cry of every woman feeling the pain of her 26 sisters now in Morong detention who were reportedly tortured and molested. The voice is getting louder, echoing from all corners of the land.
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