El riesgo de defender derechos humanos en México: elementos para la reflexión Vanessa Carrillo

La crisis de los derechos humanos en México

La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) en el informe presentado en marzo de este año, señaló que México atraviesa por una grave crisis de derechos humanos que calificó como de “extremadamente grave” dado los índices de violencia alcanzados a raíz de la estrategia de militarización emprendida en 2006 por el entonces presidente de México, Felipe Calderón, y profundizada por el actual mandatario, Enrique Peña Nieto, en el marco de la guerra contra el narcotráfico Continuar leyendo…

How one organisation is mobilising parliamentarians to end child marriage worldwide Mónica Adame Martinez

Kombian walks towards the panel, her head down. She takes her seat and picks up the microphone. The conference room falls silent at her voice. She retells how her mother used to lock her and her siblings in their house to prevent them from leaving, but despite the absence of food to see or smell, her stomach would still growl fiercely.

Poverty and hunger had pushed Kombian’s mother to marry her as a child, but she would not accept it. She left home and walked for three days until she found shelter. Now, at 23, she speaks to girls about the importance of education, their rights and well-being, cautioning them about the perils of child marriage. Continuar leyendo…