Women's Rights in Latin America
Eradicating gender-based violence...
CEDAW stands for the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Despite attempts at improving legislation and creating new protections for women, countries in Latin America have seen a drastic increase in feminicides in the past half-decade. In countries such as Mexico, feminicides have increased by 137% and an average of 10 women die every day. Although some argue cultural factors have a role to play in these staggering numbers, a large part of the problem is weak legal systems of countries across the region to tackle domestic violence, feminicides, sexual ass ult, harassment, and other related issues. Delegates will have the complex responsibility of finding both preventative and reactive measures at all scales of society to eradicate gender-based violence with the goal of building more equalitarian and peaceful societies.