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A march in Cancun by several thousand people protesting the murder of women in November. Photograph: Twitter

Horrific murders of Mexican women in region that includes Cancun and Playa del Carmen has community demanding justice

Dr Antonio Munoz

On the 21st May 2015, Dr. Antonio Muñoz began a hunger strike demanding better conditions and security for interns, and to stop exploitation in the Public Health Sector... He emphasised how some women interns received bullets in the health centre.

Silvia Pérez Yescas

My name is Silvia Perez Yescas, I am a Zapoteca Indigenous woman, representing CIARENA, an organization of Indigenous Women.

I would like to share with you the difficult situation that we, indigenous human rights defenders, are facing in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico.

Lisa VeneKlasen (standing) speaks at the panel discussion on Growing Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico. | Photo: Kim-Jenna Jurriaans/IPS

July 2012: “It’s a crisis situation for journalists and defenders,” Lisa VeneKlasen, executive director and co-founder of JASS (Just Associates), told IPS...


Emily Wassell interviews Gab Chaparro. "Children never see action taken against violence, and grow up with it normalised, and even glorified, as rich drug cartels set a terrible example....