Mexico: Violence against women in the family in Mexico

Index Number: AMR 41/022/2008

Amnesty International believes that Mexico has made some important advances in recent years in defending women’s right to freedom from violence. In June 2008, wholesale reform of the criminal justice system began. Amnesty Internationals hopes this will also lead to strengthened investigation and prosecution of those responsible for violence against women. The challenge that faces all levels of government is to ensure that new legislation to protect women’s rights are implemented and that the barriers women currently face in accessing safety, justice and reparations are removed.

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