Emergency measures haven’t slowed rising violence against women in Mexico State

06/28/16 VICE News

No_femicidioYears of pressure from activists and victims over rampant gender-related violence in Mexico State eventually led the government to declare an official “gender alert” in July 2015.

One year on, things look even worse.

The alert promised emergency measures such as the creation of a special prosecutor’s office for gender crimes, new protocols for the police, the intensification of efforts to find missing women, and the creation of shelters where women forced to flee their homes could live.

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