publication . Bachelor thesis . 2017

"We became sisters, not of blood but of pain" : Women's experiences of organization and empowerment in relation to enforced disappearances in Mexico

Bender, Karin;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Latinamerikainstitutet
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Enforced disappearances has been used as a repressive strategy by numerous Latin American states against tens of thousands of presumed political opponents and adversaries, starting in the 1960’s in Guatemala. In contemporary Latin America, Mexico holds the record for disappearances, both politically and non-politically motivated, with more than 30 000 cases reported since the beginning of the drug war in 2006. In response to the silence and impunity from the state, family members have been forced to organize in order to advance in the search for their relatives and for justice. Most of these family members are women. The aim of this study is to analyze women’s e...
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free text keywords: Women's empowerment, women's organization, enforced disappearances, Mexico, power, critical consciousness, feminist research, Other Social Sciences, Annan samhällsvetenskap
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