“Police Do Not Protect Me, My Female Friends Do”: Police Repression against Feminists in Mexico

Author
Paulina García-Del Moral
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Abstract
Mexican feminists have used the hashtag “la policía no me cuida, me cuidan mis amigas” (police do not protect me, my female friends do) to denounce and document sexual abuse and harassment at the hands of police and the sharp increase in police repression against feminist demonstrations. The repression of these feminist demonstrations suggests a new and disturbing pattern of the criminalization of women’s right to mobilize.
Topic
Security, Civil Society, Law, Women, Feminism, Conflict, Police, Girls
Political Geography
Central America, Mexico