WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Juarez Murders

WOLA supports the victims’ families in their struggle for truth and justice, promotes initiatives that will lead to greater accountability and transparency in Mexico’s law enforcement and judicial institutions, calls for the sanction of government officials that failed to adequately investigate the murders because of negligence or omission, supports the work of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) to identify unknown remains of murdered women, and encourages all sectors to support efforts to eliminate violence against women through education, prevention, and effective investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators. 

WOLA also works to engage U.S. policymakers in efforts to prevent and punish the murders of women in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua.