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Tag Results for "Violence Against Women"

Mexican Police Detain 6 Suspects for Deaths of 13 Women

Six gang members were arrested in connection with the murders of 13 women between 2009 and 2011 in northern Mexico, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Remains of a Woman Decapitated, Burnt in Nuevo Leon

With the capture of several criminals, the State Investigation Agency discovered the body of a woman who had been decapitated and burnt in Linares. continue reading »

Female Fox News Host Says Women of Violence Should ‘Make Better Decisions’ (VIDEO)

Dana Perino appeared on Fox News the week where she suggested that female victims of violence should “make better decisions” to escape harm. continue reading »

Argentine Legislators Promote Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

Two Argentine senators presented bills on Monday to combat domestic violence that include the so-called "supporting accusation" so that third parties or anyone else involved in a situation of violence can report it. continue reading »

AI Criticizes Lack of Enforcement When 6 out of 10 Mexican Women are Victims of Sexual Assaults

Amnesty International on Thursday denounced the impunity that prevails amid the growing violence and discrimination against women in Mexico. In a report presented to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, AI said that Mexican authorities do not protect the victims of sexual violence or guarantee that those responsible for the abuse will be brought to justice. continue reading »

Female Prison Official Killed in Venezuela

An official of the Andean Region Penitentiary Center, or CPRA, in the western Venezuelan state of Merida, died after being shot six times by two men who intercepted her as she was on her way home, the daily Panorama said. continue reading »

5 Women Including 3 Minors Raped By Guatemalan Gang

Five women, three of them minors, were raped by a gang of armed men who assaulted a farm near the town of Palin, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the Guatemalan capital, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

3 Mexican Brothers Sentenced for Running Prostitution Ring in U.S.

Three Mexican brothers were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to operate an interstate prostitution ring that relied on women who were smuggled in from Mexico and Central America and coerced into working for the trio. continue reading »

Young Mexican Girl Granted Asylum in US After Mother and Grandmother Killed

A 4-year-old Mexican girl whose mother and grandmother were murdered south of the border has received asylum in the United States, her uncle said Friday. continue reading »

Female Journalists Facing Greater Danger in Mexico

Female journalists are increasingly becoming victims of violence associated with organized crime and corruption in Mexico, where more than 75 media workers have been killed since 2000. continue reading »

Love is Respect: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

The following post appears courtesy of Susan B. Carbon, Director of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Regardless of the day or month, many teens – including college students continue reading »

Take a Look at Costa Rica’s Own “Slut Walk” (VIDEO)

For the first time ever in Costa Rica, and in response to a bishop’s remarks on modesty, thousands of women marched to stop objectification and violence against women. continue reading »

Latin Americans and Spaniards Use TV Ads to Wage War on Machismo

“Machismo IS violence,” “Maricón is he who harms a woman” “Don’t let violence hit your partner,” “Everyone against gender violence.” These are the slogans of several campaigns launched all over Latin America and Spain, seeking to put an end to Machismo. continue reading »