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Sexual Abuse in Mexico: 'If You Touch One, We Organize Thousands'

Nayeli Roldan, Filemon Alonso and Manu Ureste - Animal Político
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April 30, 2016



"If you touch one, we organize thousands" See photo gallery of march (#VivasNosQueremos)

Thousands of women took to the streets this past Sunday to speak out against sexual abuse they have endured for years. These are some of their stories.

Irinea Buendía is sure: her daughter Mariana Lima was murdered by her husband. She has been down a tortuous legal path for five years and succeeded in getting the National Supreme Court of Justice to discuss a case of femicide for the first time. When asked why she has continued to fight, she responds without hesitation,

"I know that no matter what I do, my daughter will not come back to life, but her murderer could kill another woman. If I can save one woman, that is enough for me."

Iriniea's words sum up what happened on April 24th. For the first time, thousands of women took to the streets to speak out against violence they suffer from and, above all, to demand that it stop and that no other woman have to face episodes of violence on the street, in transit, or at home.

They took to the streets and found that thousands of women have experienced the same fear when a man assaults them and have felt pain and helplessness, but not a single one has surrendered.

"If you touch one, we organize thousands," read a banner, and yes; they did just that.

While a reporter was doing a social network broadcast, a woman wanted to give her testimony:

"I'm here because my friend's daughter was left barely breathing on the streets of Mexico City after a gang rape. Over the past three months, she has tried to commit suicide three times. I'm here so others understand that the laws do not work in our favor."

Read the rest at Mexico Voices

Related: Mexican Women Are Being Abducted in Broad Daylight from Guadalajara’s Streets (The New York Times)

Related: Attorney General Investigating Sexual Abuse in Tijuana Kindergarten (The Fulano Forum)

Translated by Leslie Castillo Navia

Mexico Voices is a blogging endeavor aimed at raising the awareness of U.S. citizens regarding the destructive impact of the U.S. economic policy and the War on Drugs on Mexico — on its people, their economic and physical security and their human rights, on the nation’s dysfunctional justice system, and on the rule of law and Mexico’s fragile democracy. Visit the website at MexicoVoices.blogspot.mx

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