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The recent killings of a 25-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl have led to outrage in Mexico. A demonstration against femicides in Mexico City last November is pictured. // File Photo: Thayne Tuason via Creative Commons.

Will Tougher Penalties Reduce Mexico’s Femicides?

What can Mexico do to eliminate violence against girls and women, and to what extent can the root causes of femicide be addressed through policy?

Lisa Sánchez, Caroline Beer, Julia Escalante, Tania Reneaum

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Mirabal

Eradicate violence against women in Latin America

In 1999, the United Nations proclaimed Nov. 25 ”International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.” Latin America has been a world leader in promulgating conventions on women’s rights.

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

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Advancing Women’s Rights in the Americas: Achievements and Challenges

This paper highlights the achievements and the failures of American governments in implementing Summit provisions related to women’s rights in the areas of violence, health, political participation, legal rights, and the maintenance of women’s agencies in the state.

Mala N. Htun

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Communiqué to the Second Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile

The Women’s Leadership Conference of the Americas (WLCA) is a hemispheric network of 100 outstanding women leaders who have decided to work together to: (1) expand the number and enhance the contribution of women in top leadership positions across Latin America and the Caribbean; (2) promote policy and institutional changes that will improve opportunities for all women in the region; and (3) strengthen other nongovernmental initiatives that advance women’s equality, and facilitate their access to policy officials.

Sonia Picado, Jan Myers

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