Spotlight Initiative in Mexico Seeks Gender Violence Prevention Advocates

Spotlight Initiative in Mexico Seeks Gender Violence Prevention Advocates

Every year, 87,000 women and girls are killed worldwide, according to statistics by ONU.

14 of the 25 countries with the highest femicide index are located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Gender violence in Mexico kills 9 women every day.

Violence against women is preventable.




The ONU’s agencies charged with the prevention and elimination of femicide and gender violence in Mexico seek advocates. The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA; The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, ONU DH, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC and the United Nations Development Program, PNUD have published a series of calls for all individuals or organizations that are interested in participating in the Spotlight Initiative and have experience in preventing violence against women and girls.

The following roles are needed:

– Human rights defenders

– Journalists

– Anthropologists

– Psychologists

– Criminologists

– Sociologists

– Political Scientists

– Lawyers



The committees seek advocates with extensive knowledge in the analysis and design of public policies regarding the prevention of gender violence against women and girls.



The work can be done remotely.

The Spotlight Initiative will be implemented in 5 municipalities of Mexico: Naucalpan and Ecatepec, in the State of Mexico; Chihuahua and Ciudad Juárez, in Chihuahua, and in Chilpancingo, Guerrero.



#AltoAlFemicidio in Mexico.

To find out more, visit @SpotlightAmLat




Soledad Quartucci

Dr. Soledad Vidal Quartucci has a PhD from UC Irvine in United States History with an emphasis in Immigration and Feminist studies. She has a passion for bringing immigrant narratives to the forefront of the American experience. Immigrants’ concerns and contributions don’t normally make it to mainstream American news. Her writings are a contribution to broadening what makes news in America; she is especially interested in raising awareness of urgent human rights concerns surrounding the immigrant American experience and its interconnectedness to Central and Latin American politics and histories. Her dissertation, “Politics, Community and Pleasure: The Making of Mexican American Cold War Narratives in the Pages of La Opinion” adds a chapter to the cultural history of the post war period--one that has primarily focused on the experiences of Anglo Americans--by bringing to light how the Mexican American newspaper La Opinion interpreted and helped to shape the period. An analysis of La Opinion reveals a community’s preoccupation with identity politics, cultural pride and assimilative practices. The dissertation is organized around the discourse of the American dream; specifically, how the desire for consumption, liberal citizenship and labor in post World War II America produced specific accounts of migration in the pages of La Opinion. Through its publishers, editors and columnists La Opinion performed and celebrated political difference and civic duty to claim a stake in Americanism during the Cold War period.

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