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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Women and Power in the Americas: A Report Card

In 1975, female politicians and women’s groups from around the world met in Mexico City for the UN’s First World Conference on Women. They discussed the plight of women, from their absence in politics to the unique social and economic problems women face, and devised a set of recommendations for improving women’s status.

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

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