Gonzalez, Monreal and Monarrez ("Cotton Field") v. Mexico | Tackling Violence against Women

onto Jurisprudence

publication date: 
Nov 9, 2017
In 2009 the IACHR recognised that the disappearances and murders of three women in Mexico were gender-based and perpetrated in the known context of violence against women in Ciudad Juarez. Hence, it prosecuted the Mexican nation-state for such crimes.
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When you leave your home, do you avoid certain routes, ask to walk with a friend or choose to travel only during certain times of the day? What if women in your community were disappearing and being murdered when they leave their homes during the day – without any action from the state to stop it? In what ways would everyday decisions be affected?