Funds for this Initiative will support community-based women's rights groups that are using a variety of innovative strategies to end the wave of systemic violence against women in Juarez, Mexico.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Femicide is one of the most serious problems faced in Juárez today. The city has experienced nearly 400 unsolved murders since 1993. Victims as young as six have been raped and tortured, murdered, and abandoned, and hundreds have vanished. Nearly all the victims have been employees in the nearby maquilas, or factories. Poverty, isolation, and work shifts that end in wee hours of the morning make these young women easy targets of violence, while authorities have turned turned a blind eye.
How will this project solve this problem?
Since 1993 the Global Fund for Women has supported women at the frontlines responding to the horrific acts of sexual assault, torture, and femicide that have been committed.
Potential Long Term Impact
By supporting local, women-led initiatives to end gender-based violence in the community and to empower women and girls, the Global Fund is supporting long-term, social change that, ultimately, will benefit all of society.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,393
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,393 . The original project funding goal was $50,000.