Women’s Rights activist all over Mexico warn an impending danger for the women in Mexico. It’s the rising sexual violence against women along with mounting brutality between police and soldiers. Cases of rape, sexual harassment, groping, and gang rape are on the rise with each passing day. The National Citizen’s Observatory for Femicide has brought in front a sad picture of women’s position in the country. In the year 2010, 7,000 cases of rape have been documented in several states in Mexico. Besides this number of cases many more unreported cases are also present which has not come to light as rape is deemed to be the most underreported crimes in Mexico.
The situation is very grim in states like Ciudad Juarez where it is invaded by drug cartels, the police and army troops. Girls are raped by them and then they let go of them or even dump their bodies in garbage or deserts. The cases are not investigated as it should be so therefore they are being documented to raise awareness among the populace.
Since the year 1993, many young women have become victims of sexual violence and many cases are even not reported. The rising violence among women has created dismay among many women members and groups of the international community and they are seeking out justice for the innocent victims. Due to the pressure from various international and national organizations, finally in the year 2007, the Mexican government passed General Access of Women to a Life free from Violence Law. This law promised to prevent women and eradicate violence against women from the Mexican country. It has been successful in its endeavor regarding the state of Ciudad Jaurez however much is yet needed to be done for the prevention of women in the other geographical areas.