Saturday, May 19

Stanford Conference on missing women - Canada, Guatemala and Mexico

Holly's Fight To Stop Violence reports on a Stanford conference on missing women and writes:" Dresses on hangers with pink crosses were on display to symbolize the missing and murdered women, calling it "femicide".

The conference - Feminicide=Sanctioned Murder: Race, Gender and Violence in Global Context - ends today with participants drafting a letter calling on political leaders to push for thorough investigations.

Conference organizer Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, a Stanford professor and chairwoman of the Chicano/a studies department, said the only way there can be justice is to continue shining the spotlight of attention on the murders.

The conference hosted the US premiere of Canadian documentary on feminicide in Guatemala entitled "Killer's Paradise"

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