Social class and education could not save her. My colleague and friend, despite all her vigilance, earned el derecho de descansar in her death by feminicidio. She fought for her life and lost.
In the wake of a brutal femicide, Peru’s president declared that “sometimes, that’s how life is, and we have to accept it.” Feminists in the region disagree.
Dying as a woman is different than dying because you are a woman—but we lack the scientifically sound and comparable data on femicide we need to prevent the most extreme form of gender-based violence.
Every 24 hours, seven women are murdered in Mexico; the nation ranks 16th in femicide incidences. Rodolfo Domínguez Márquez is a leading figure in the fight to demand accountability on this crisis.
After Lesby Berlin Osorio was strangled to death, the Office of the Public Prosecutor took to Twitter to blame her for her own murder.
It was October 19, 2016—the day of the first women’s strike in Argentina. It was the day 80,000 people took the streets of Santiago to proclaim: “Not One Less.”
Just across the border from El Paso, Tex., one of the U.S.’ safest cities, is Ciudad Juarez—a city that, until very recently, was ranked as having one of the highest murder rates in the world. It is in the space between these two disparate worlds that La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights […]
I am not one bit surprised that a heavily-armed Elliott Rodger knocked on the door of Alpha Phi sorority at UC Santa Barbara, and when there was no response, shot and killed two Tri Delta sorority members who were outside. I am not one bit dumbfounded that when his anxious parents called police to do […]
A few weeks ago, there were news reports that six Spanish tourists were raped and robbed in the famous Mexican city of Acapulco. The Spanish women were residents of Mexico and decided to take a vacation along with another Mexican woman and six men. The Mexican woman was not raped, and the six men were […]
PBS’s new two-part report on women in Guatemala, which aired this week, shines a much-needed light on a mounting crisis of women’s health, rights and safety while offering a glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel. As I reported in the Winter 2011 issue of Ms. Magazine in my article “Fighting Femicide”, the […]