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By Sadiya Ansari
(WOMENSENEWS)—Violence against women is reaching crisis proportions in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, finds a June 5 report by the Nobel Women’s Initiative and Just Associates, an advocacy group supporting grassroots organization working in 13 countries.
The finding is based on over 200 testimonies from human rights activists.
“From Survivors to Defenders, Women Confronting Violence in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala,” was based on a fact-finding mission in January 2012 led by Nobel laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum.
The authors said that both government and organized crime have perpetrated rape, torture and murder…Read more