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Violence against Women and Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico and Central America
October 27, 2011 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Organized crime, weakened governments, and increased militarization have produced epidemic levels of violence against women, feminicide and the systematic targeting of women activists. Doubly at risk in both the political arena and in their communities and relationships, violence is often used to discredit or silence women fighting for justice – and therefore, demands a different response. Yet, the perspectives and unique strategies of women defenders are given little attention and under-sourced.
This conversation with women activists and lawyers will provide valuable insights into the nature of violence that women face, how women are organizing to provide for their own safety and their movements, and how we can better support their vital political work.
Please RSVP to Natalia Escruceria by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.