LIVE From Mexico: From Catcalling to Femicide

Nov 30, 2018
12:52 PM
Originally published at In The Thick

Seven women are murdered in Mexico each day. Impunity, narco and state-sponsored violence, plus everyday machismo, are at the root of this. However, Mexican women are mobilizing to fight for their lives and each other. Maria and Julio discuss if Mexico can change its culture to end this gender violence. For this live show, they’re joined by Gabriela Warkentin, host at W Radio and contributing writer with El País, and Catalina Ruiz Navarro, columnist for several media outlets.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • From Quartz, when women in Mexico used a hashtag to show the harassment that they are victims of.
  • Gabriela Warkentin reflects on the need to continue shedding more light into domestic violence cases, often downsized by more scandalous stories on the media, via El País (in Spanish).
  • An interview of Catalina Ruiz Navarro with Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy.