2009 - 16 Days of Activism

Meet the Women of Atenco, Mexico

Many of the women of Atenco are farmers, who successfully defended their land in 2006 when the government wanted to build an airport.  Their success came at a high price. Police raped dozens of the women involved in the protests.  The women are now working for this wrong to be recognized.  They are also acting to gain the freedom of 12 men in their community now serving terms in prison of up to 112 years!

Meet the Women of Atenco, Mexico

Watch the message of one of the women of Atenco.

(English interpretation follows the Spanish)

(Courtesy Amnesty USA.  Produced by Sergio Pires. Watch the entire video here.)


Visit the website of The People's Front in Defense of the Land-ATENCO