Mexico: Women’s Rise in Organised Crime (Online Events, 30 November 2023)
Mexico: Women’s Rise in Organised Crime (Online Events, 30 November 2023)
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Mexico: Women’s Rise in Organised Crime (Online Events, 30 November 2023)

In this online event our Mexico experts, Angélica Ospina and Falko Ernst, discuss our report Partners in Crime: The Rise of Women in Mexico’s Illegal Groups with analysts on gender and organised crime, Coletta Youngers (WOLA) and Sandra Ley (México Evalúa).

The number of women active in Mexico’s criminal organisations has risen steadily in recent years. Women often view joining criminal groups as a way of protecting themselves from gender-based violence and acquiring the power and respect they lack in law-abiding society. This is bolstering illegal groups’ hold on communities and increasing their ability to do harm.

In this online event organised with WOLA, our Mexico experts, Angélica Ospina and Falko Ernst, discuss our report Partners in Crime: The Rise of Women in Mexico’s Illegal Groups with analysts on gender and organised crime, Coletta Youngers (WOLA) and Sandra Ley (México Evalúa). Panelists offer insights into the reasons and impact of women joining organised crime, and what policy makers can do to prevent further recruitment and offer legal alternatives to former members of criminal groups.

ES: México: Ascenso de las mujeres en el crimen organizado El número de mujeres activas en grupos criminales de México ha aumentado constantemente en los últimos años. A menudo, las mujeres se unen a grupos delictivos para protegerse de la violencia de género y de adquirir el poder y el respeto de que carecen en una sociedad respetuosa con la ley. Esto está reforzando el control de los grupos ilegales sobre las comunidades y aumentando su capacidad de hacer daño.

En este evento en línea organizado con WOLA, nuestras personas expertas sobre México, Angélica Ospina y Falko Ernst, discuten nuestro nuevo informe Socias en el crimen: el ascenso de las mujeres en los grupos ilegales mexicanos con las analistas sobre género y crimen organizado, Coletta Youngers (WOLA) y Sandra Ley (México Evalúa). Las panelistas ofrecen sus puntos de vista sobre las razones y el impacto del ingreso de las mujeres al crimen organizado, y sobre qué pueden hacer las autoridades para prevenir más reclutamiento y ofrecer alternativas legales a exintegrantes de grupos criminales.

Contributors

Gender Fellow, Mexico
angelicaospina5
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Sandra Ley
Coordinator, Security Programme, México Evalúa
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Coletta Youngers
Senior Fellow, WOLA
Senior Analyst, Mexico
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Deputy Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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