Guerrero: Valentina Rosendo and Inés Fernández receive recognitions of their struggle

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In observance of the inauguration of the OAS IX Meeting of Committee of Experts of the Mechanism for Continuation of the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention to Prevent, Sanction, and Eradicate Violence against Women “Belém Do Pará” (MESECVI), Valentina Rosendo Cantú, a Me’phaa indigenous woman from the state of Guerrero, received a recognition from the hands of Patricia Olamendi, Coordinator of the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI, for her invaluable support for the defense and promotion of the human rights of women on the American continent.  This recognition was also extended to Inés Fernández Ortega, who could not attend the meeting.  Referring to the implementation of the sentence handed down by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (October 2010), Valentina Rosendo said, “Today, we have advanced, but though the government says that it has done things to help women and make justice, investigations are missing.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Boletín de prensa de 14 de noviembre de 2012

Valentina Rosendo Cantú recibe reconocimiento del Comité de Expertas del MESECVI de la Convención de Belém do Pará (Cencos, 14 de noviembre 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero  briefs: Mexican State recognizes responsibility in case of Valentina Rosendo (21 December 2011)

Guerrero – briefs: NGO informs US authorities regarding Mexico’s obligations under Mérida Initiative (26 November 2011)

Guerrero – briefs: NGO demands that Calderón observe sentence in case of Valentina Rosendo and Inés Fernández (28 November 2011)

Guerrero – briefs: Judge acquits attacker of Radio Ñomndaa Committee member; Interior Ministry evades compliance with sentencing in the case of Inés and Valentina (4 February 2011)

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