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Mexico: Protection Gaps in Sexual Violence Laws and Practices

Prevalence of sexual violence is extremely high in Mexico, as 41.3% of women above the age of 15 have reported
facing at least one incident of sexual violence

Despite this, gaps in the laws themselves deny access to justice for many survivors of sexual violence as they provide a number of opportunities for perpetrators to escape justice.

The information in this factsheet is largely derived from the report titled Failure to Protect: How Discriminatory
Sexual Violence Laws and Practices are Hurting Women, Girls, and Adolescents in the Americas
published by Equality Now in September 2021. Please refer to the report for further information on these laws as well as a full list of recommendations


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