Mexico: Include Protections for Women With Disabilities

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16.02.2021 – Mexico City-Human Rights Watch

Mexico: Include Protections for Women With Disabilities
Manifestaciones feministas en México de 2019 (Image by Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.)

Senate Should Ensure Accessible Services, Access to Justice in Upcoming Vote

Mexico’ssenate should ensure protection for women with disabilities who are victims of violence, a coalition of human rights groups said today. The senate is expected to vote soon on amendments to the General Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence. The initial draft of the law, approved by the Chamber of Deputies in December 2020, failed to include measures needed to extend its protections to women with disabilities.

“Mexico’s Senate has the opportunity to make clear its commitment to equal protection of women with disabilities who have survived violence,” said Maryangel Garcia Ramos Guadiana, of Mexicanas con Discapacidad [Mexican Women with Disabilities]. “It should vote in favor of amendments that guarantee access…

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