Federal Protection Mechanism in Mexico adopts Preventative Alert for Chihuahua

Chihuahua, Chih., 15 August 2016.– NGOs from Chihuahua convened a press conference to celebrate the adoption of a Preventative Alert for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and demand Civil Society to be consulted regarding its implementation.

PBI marked its presence during the conference and will be monitoring the implementation of the Preventative Alert.

Gender Violence in Ciudad Juárez at an Alarming Rate

Mexico City, 19 July 2016.– Red Mesa de Mujeres (Women's Roundtable Network) of Ciudad Juárez, reported via its Monitoring and Investigation Program that in January to May, Chihuahua has continued to demonstrate the second highest rate of rape cases (see attached infographic), with 16 femicides also being recorded in Ciudad Juárez between January and June 2016. 50 complaints were made at the Special Prosecutor's Office for Female Victims of Gender Violence in the first 75 days of the year.

International Human Rights NGOs Express Concern Over Delays in Follow Up Mechanism for Ayotzinapa

Mexico City, 13 July 2016.– Several International Human Rights NGOs expressed their concern over the delays on the implementation of the follow-up mechanism to the investigations of the forced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, more than two months since the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) terminated their mandate.

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