Wilson Memo: "Security & Violence Against Women in Mexico"
Following one of our most recent events, "Mexico's Women's Protests One Year Later" featuring Alexandra Zapata Hojel and Dr. Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, this Wilson Memo provides Congressional staffers with an in-depth analysis of violence against women in Mexico and developments in the women's feminist movement since the March 8, 2020, protest. Included in the memo is background on women's economic and physical security and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This memo also analyzes the response of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and his dismissal of the security issues specifically targeting women. Finally, outlook on the situation and potential U.S. policy options are provided.
Alexandra Zapata Hojel
Author, In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (2020); Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago; 2020 Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar, 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader; Visiting Fellow, Freiburg institute of Advanced Studies at Univesity of Freiburg (2021-2022)
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