June 25, 2010
Even before the current violence between drug cartels, police, and the military heated up in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas), human rights abuses in this city of 1.3 million were rampant. Over 400 women had been murdered in “feminicides”- killing people because they are female. Since 2008, more than 5000 have been killed in Ciudad Juarez, leading it to be listed as the second most dangerous city in the world by Real Clear World.
And yet, within this city can be found people of hope, working for justice, crying out against the violence. One such organization is PWRDF partner the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre, which works to defend and promote human rights with the participation of those persons most affected. The Centre provides legal and psychological services to defend human rights cases within the legal system, and also offers education to help the community to develop human rights defense tools.
Your donation to PWRDF can help to empower people in Ciudad Juarez to take a stand against human rights abuses in their community.