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On 11 July, Amnesty International (AI) denounced in a report handed over to the United Nations that “Mexican authorities do not protect women from increasing violence and discrimination, nor do they guarantee that those responsible be brought to justice.” AI will present this report before the UN on 17 July, and a group of UN experts will evaluate the observance of Mexico with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Furthermore, the report presented by the Mexican State will be analyzed, as will be the reports put together by civil organizations. Rupert Knox, investigator for AI in Mexico, explains that, in recent years, Mexico has passed several laws against gender violence that are not observed, and it has created weak institutions supposedly for the protection of women against discrimination and violence. Like the Mexican organizations that brought together 18 reports in the document “The Mexican government lies,” AI made a series of recommendations so that the conclusions of the CEDAW Committee be included and published on 27 July.
For more information (in Spanish):
México no se enfrenta a la creciente violencia contra las mujeres(Amnistía Internacional, 12 de julio)
Inoperantes leyes e instituciones contra violencia de género: AI(CIMAC Noticias, 12 de julio)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Demand for end to feminicide in Oaxaca (8 September 2011)