Welcome to the fourth in a series of 7 mini-editions we’re putting together to highlight the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together articles, major findings, and interviews with the research teams. In this edition we look at Mexico, where legislation often doesn’t translate into practice, anonymity serves as a double-edged sword, and violence against women is routinely belittled. The stories of four women survivors form the backbone of the research, and it is through their voices and experiences that we explore how technology-related violence against women in Mexico plays out.
Conversations with the research team
From fear to courage: Talking about technology, violence and justice in Mexico
In this interview, GenderIT.org writer Florencia Goldsman speaks to Gabriela Polanco, the author of the Mexico country report, and Erika Smith, APC’s project coordinator in Mexico, to bring us a closer look into the research findings. From exploring Mexico’s socio-cultural contexts to taking a closer look at policies put in place for women.
Mexico country report
Technology-related violence against women in Mexico
This report is a result of research carried out in Mexico between November 2013 and April 2014 by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of a multi-country project entitled End violence: Women’s rights and safety online. The Mexico research is base on four in-depth case histories of women who experienced violence through the use of technology. Each of the women sought justice through the competent authorities, technology intermediaries, or both.
Kidnapped by mobile phone
For more information about the multi-country research visit the research site