Where marching for women’s rights is a matter of life and death

There were on average nine women murdered every day in 2018, according to statistics from Mexico’s National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH). This alarming statistic increased by two too many from what was a daily average of seven in 2017. This upward trend has continued unabated for decades throughout Mexico and other parts of Latin America which, according to the organisation Justice In Mexico, contains 14 of the top 25 countries with the highest percentages of femicide, which specifically refers to the killings of women as a direct result of their gender. As the globe celebrates International Women’s Day, a … Continue reading Where marching for women’s rights is a matter of life and death