Mexico: Women police officers made to undergo ‘degrading attractiveness inspection’ by seniors

4/10/2016 International Business Times

policemanMexican female police officers have lodged complaints after they were made to undergo “attractiveness inspections” by their male seniors. The requirement was expected of those applying to be part of a new all-female police unit in the tourist city of Querétaro.

According to Maricruz Ocampo, of Coincidir Mujeres – an NGO – two woman officers have complained to the state’s human rights commission regarding the checks, which they describe as being “degrading” and “a clear violation of our rights”.

The NGO shared the testimony of one of the officers in which she describes the ordeal: “Like cattle, we went through several ballots… The atmosphere was filled with rage, helplessness, frustration, sadness.”

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