Violence Against Women in Mexico and Central America: Impact of US Policy

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Source: Alainet. March 12, 2014.

The rise in violations of human rights  in Mexico and Central America is accompanied by  alarming increase in violence against women.     We see an increase in femicides, attacks on women human rights defenders and rape and other forms of sexualized violence committed by state security forces and shadow powers such as organized crime, business interests, and private security forces throughout the countries.

Women’s and human rights organizations in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras have reported a clear correlation between public expenditures U.S. foreign aid for security and counternarcotics programs, and violence against women. Click for complete article

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