WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
3 Mar 2005 | | News

Crying out for Justice: Murders of Women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

A background brief on the Juárez murders produced jointly by WOLA and the Latin America Working Group. In 1993, the bodies of young women – many showing signs of rape, beatings, and mutilation – began appearing in the desert on the outskirts of Juárez, Mexico, a city of 1.4 million just across the border from El Paso. This was the beginning of an epidemic of brutal rape and murder aimed at Juárez’s young, poor women.

To read the report, click here.