gender violence

Human Rights
Peru’s minister for women denounces rising rate of gender violence

Peru’s minister for women has denounced the impunity that surrounds crimes of gender violence, which she says has placed the country among the world’s most dangerous places for women. The Peruvian government says Peru now ranks third worst in the world in its rate of gender-based violence, only behind Ethiopia and Bangladesh, as revealed in 2013 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Critics say Mexico City lacks plan to combat sexual harassment

Mexico City’s initiative to combat sexual harassment on the city’s public transit system – handing out rape whistles to women – was met with ridicule and outrage after its initial launch in May. Half a year later, critics say the whistles haven’t stopped gender violence and are calling for more integral changes.