Mexico: The (r)age of women: Stigma and violence against women protesters

Despite the fact that they were mostly peaceful, feminist demonstrations and protests against gender-based violence against women have started to be stigmatized as violent. The authorities have responded to these demonstrations, which are protected by the right to peaceful assembly, with excessive and unnecessary use of force, illegal and arbitrary detentions, verbal and physical gender-based abuse against women and sexual violence. Several of these practices breach the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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