Dealing with conflict

From Nov. 25- Dec. 11, approximately two thousand feminists located across El Salvador mobilized through protests, speeches and more in a large scale initiative to combat violence against women. AMS (Association for the Self-Determination and Development of Women), The Feminist Collective , the COMUN Collective, The Union of Women and other feminist organizations were leaders in this effort to demand that the government of El Salvador comply with its promises to quell the alarming trend of violence against women.
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Women are a fundamental part of our society. Their daily work and struggles sustain our social fabric and create a more liberal, just and humane world for us all. In light of this, women are more susceptible to violence, insecurity, a lack of good health and general wellbeing, and diminished personal dignity. The issues affecting women are deeply rooted in structural problems that compromise democratic progress, contribute to the deterioration of society, and result in serious human rights violations against women.
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"The increasingly dangerous reality of insecurity and violence that are plaguing our countries require, more than ever, new strategies and alliances to guarantee the security of women defenders and their activism” said Daysi Flores, MI-WHRD member.
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Mesoamerican & International feminist and human rights organizations denounce the attempted rape and murder (feminicide) of Ms. Margarita González Carpio, a federal police officer in the Mexican state of Querétaro, by Mr. Salvador Cruz Neri, State Coordinator of the Federal Police in Querétaro.
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Mexican, regional and international human rights and feminist organizations are denouncing the attempted rape, murder and continual threats committed against a female police officer, prompting the Mexico City Human Rights Commission to grant precautionary measures to ensure her protection.
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Mesoamerican women activists are uniting and mobilizing to better confront the violence they face as a result of mounting insecurity, continuous violence against human rights defenders and the growing influence of drug cartels, gangs and organized crime on women in the region, As part of their strategy, more than 30 
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The recent attack on CIMAC's office in Mexico is another example of the reality that women human rights defenders on the frontlines face serious reprisals for their work. In 2009 and 2010, thousands of defenders from across Mesoamerica collaborated to denounce violations and murders.
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In the face of increased insecurity and violence against defensoras in Mesoamerica, JASS and allies have joined forces on a regional WHRD initiative to strengthen women’s knowledge and strategies against violence, and engage regional and international human rights mechanisms to put pressure on governments to take action.
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If the Mexican government didn't respond to a ruling from the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR), perhaps they will accede to a media campaign with international pressure behind it. Despite the landmark ruling won by Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú in October, the Mexican government has yet to initiate prosecution of the perpetrators. The two Me’phaa indigenous women were raped in 2002 and continue to suffer harassment. Read more.
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