SURCLA (Sydney University Research Community for Latin America) seminar | Is the Gender Violence Alert an Effective Mechanism to Overcome Vulnerability and Stem Violence against Women in Mexico?
Is the Gender Violence Alert an Effective Mechanism to Overcome Vulnerability and Stem Violence against Women in Mexico?
Prof Rosío Córdova (Institute of Historical-Social Research, Universidad Veracruzana)
Thursday 4 May, 5-6:30pm AEST (Sydney time)
In-person: SLC Common Room 536, Brennan MacCallum Building A18, University of Sydney
Online: Join via Zoom (ID: 82241500453)
Following the Millennium Development Goals, Mexico has implemented the Gender Violence Alert mechanism since 2007. This pledges to attend to, punish, and eradicate violence against women in territories where an exacerbated situation of violence against women has been detected, particularly with regard to feminicides, but also other forms of violence. However, in spite of the growing rates of murder and the increase of violent expressions towards women, the first Alert was not declared until 2015. After seven years of its implementation, results have been extremely poor and the murders of women due to gender are far from diminishing. At the same time, the change of party in charge of the state government has not been able to abolish the phenomenon. This talk analyzes the low effectiveness of the alert to stop gender violence and the government’s lack of commitment to guarantee women’s access to a violence-free life, which merely reinforces their vulnerability.
About the speaker
Rosío Córdova has a PhD in Anthropological Sciences. She is Professor at the Institute of Historical-Social Research of the Universidad Veracruzana, specialist in gender, the body, sexuality, sex work, family and households, and violence. Professor Córdova is also Member of the National System of Researchers since 1998, has been ranked at highest level since 2013 and is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. She has written seven books and more than a hundred articles and book chapters. Her work has garnered several national and international awards. She has been visiting professor in the following universities: South Carolina USA, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, Pierre Mendès II Grenoble, France and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México
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