WOLA’s work on Mexico looks behind today’s headline stories of drug violence and immigration. Our years of experience with in-country partners gives us unique expertise to address the way the historic weakness of Mexico’s democratic institutions contribute to today’s problems.
WOLA works to expose the causes of violence on the border and elsewhere, and to address the lack of development that fuels migration. We monitor U.S. security assistance to Mexico, seeking to steer funding priorities toward reform for an effective legal system, police that citizens can trust, and security officers who are held responsible for their actions. WOLA provides support to Mexican organizations seeking justice for victims who have faced human rights violations.