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The 2022 Mexico Peace Index reveals distinct gendered dynamics of homicide in Mexico. Men accounted for the vast majority of homicide victims in Mexico last year, at nearly 89 per cent of the total. While both male and female homicides tend to be linked to organised crime trends, female deaths also show a strong association with intimate partner violence. According to official statistics, nearly one in five female homicides occur in the home, compared to one in thirteen for male homicides. But when women in Mexico protest government inaction, we are not only enraged about the daily violences we face, but also the systemic institutional failure that has become a pervasive characteristic of Mexican politics vis-à-vis women and girls. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Mexico Institute sought to review the state of women’s access to healthcare in Mexico, examining recent trends, current conundrums, and upcoming opportunities.

The law called for government officials to take a gendered perspective toward victims and created the Gender Alert, a set of government emergency actions to confront and eradicate femicide violence in a specific territory. And Ecatepec’s government created a Women’s Justice Center in 2016 to provide women with access to free legal assistance. Yet despite the progressiveness of these initiatives, cases like the murder of a young woman in a local meat shop in 2017 suggest that they fall short in addressing the violence.

Between 2015 and 2021, the number of girls killed rose from 243 to 275, with the number of such killings identified as femicides more than doubling in that time. As for boys, 574 were killed in 2015 and 911 were killed in 2021, a 58.7 per cent increase. In recent years, the upsurge of killings of minors as well as young adults has become so significant that homicide has become the leading cause of death of Mexican males and females aged 15 to 35. Based on available data, the 2022 MPI compares the dynamics of femicide to male homicide and overall female homicides.

In this publication, the case of Mexico was described as an example of how in Latin America even when most of the medical students and health professionals are women, there are significant gender gaps in leadership positions. Young women in Mexico aren’t as impacted by this, because, compared to the US, these issues are not as central to their worldview. After visiting to take measurements and translating my wife’s vision into blueprints, elevation drawings and detailed documents, Señorita Two contacted Mexican contractors and solicited bids, which she conducted in Spanish and translated for my wife and me. Along the way, she did video conference calls with the contractors who sought the work and with us.

  • The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and OHCHR condemned the excessive use of force by the INM and the National Guard against thousands of Haitians seeking to leave the state of Chiapas.
  • Although often overlooked in the history of the conquest, individual women facilitated the defeat of the powerful Aztec Empire.
  • In collaboration with Opta, we are including advanced analytical data such as xG, xA, progressive passing, duels and more for over twenty competitions.
  • As of February 2005, the number of murdered women in Ciudad Juarez since 1993 is estimated to be more than 370.
  • The law, La Ley General de Acceso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia (The General Law for Women’s Access to a Violence-Free Life), made femicide a crime with a mandatory sentence of 20 to 60 years in prison.

Liga MX Femenil is particularly popular with younger audiences, which Gutiérrez said was one of their larger sources of leverage. She knows they have to continuously ask themselves what they need to build that players will find attractive, thus the emphasis on becoming a big global brand.


In efforts to support women in New Mexico to either create/or finish a film project, we have initiated four grant opportunities. This is a contest in which all submissions will remain confidential with the NMWIF board who will vote on the winners of each category.

Señorita Two is always positive, polite, socially competent and sure-footed, mature, and adept. She manages the work progress daily, mediates potential and actual conflicts, gives overall direction, reports back to my wife and me regularly and lets me know when I should pay for work done. Work With UsIf you are talented and passionate about human rights then Amnesty International wants to hear from you. Local organizations reported that from August onwards the authorities carried out unlawful deportations at the border with Guatemala of Central Americans and Haitians detained in the Mexican interior or at the US border. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and OHCHR condemned the excessive use of force by the INM and the National Guard against thousands of Haitians seeking to leave the state of Chiapas.

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From 2006 to 2021, authorities reported having found at least 4,000 mass graves. Nowadays, it is increasingly common to see female participants within groups of voladores.

These are typically rural setting, many of them at least 3 kilometers away from paved roads. This represents a serious barrier in access to supplies, transportation routes, commercialization of local products, emergency health care services, and educational services, all of which hamper the capabilities of institutional programs to operate efficiently . At one point in Ecatepec, a city of two million people, 10 times more women have been murdered than in Ciudad Juárez, the city in northern Mexico once considered the deadliest city in the world, where femicides drew international attention in the early 2000s. In Ecatepec, women’s bodies have been found in streets, empty lots, parks, and on public transit and stories of gruesome murders of women often shake the entire country. Mexico is the United States’ second-largest regional export market and third-largest trading partner . According to the World Bank, Mexico is a middle-income country on a growth trajectory. However, the prevalence of unpaid work among women, horizontal and vertical segmentation of the labor market, and gender segregation are all barriers to full inclusion of women in the labor market and access to decent working conditions.

In contrast, minors account for 6.9 per cent of total female homicides and 3.6 per cent of male homicides. The proportion of female homicides identified as femicides has grown steadily in recent years. In 2021, more than a quarter of the 3,750 women killed in Mexico were classified as femicides. To address the great nuance underlying women’s access to healthcare in Mexico, we convened a panel of experts that addressed the current state of the problem, its differential impacts between rural and urban and indigenous communities, and the areas for improvement. WGH Mexico has been participating actively in the WGH activities, in the Latin American region and globally. In 2021 with the support of the civil society organization , the University of Miami and the WGH Chile, we coordinated a panel with the formers Ministers of Health of Latin America called “Mujeres líderes en la salud global, equidad y salud en America Latina” . Former female Ministers of Health from the Latin American region participated.

The study was approved by the Research and Ethics Commissions of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health and adheres to the commission’s ethical guidelines for conducting social research with indigenous populations. Each potential participant was informed in detail of the objectives, procedures, risks and benefits of the study and only after assuring her understanding was she invited to participate. Those willing to participate were asked to sign a letter of informed consent, which was in Spanish only. Translators were available to verbally assist in obtaining the informed consent of monolingual indigenous women. Few similarities were observed between the proposed model of service delivery and its implementation in diverse locations, signaling discordant operating processes. Evidence gathered from Casas personnel highlighted their ability to detect obstetric emergencies and domestic violence cases, as well as contribute to the empowerment of women in the indigenous communities served by the project. These themes directly translated to increases in the reporting of abuse and referrals for obstetric emergencies.