COMMERCE 4SA3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: 3 Women

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3 women brutally murdered in juarez, mexico are just one of the few of the 370 murdered and 400 missing since 1993. 6 women are assassinated every day in ways that are just horrific. Disposable and killable subjects due to their gender and class. Juarez population has grown immensely because people are flooding there for jobs. Between 2012-2013, only 24% were investigated and 1. 6% led to sentencing. Maquila industry fastest growing sector in mexican economy. These are special kinds of manufacturing plants that assemble components or finished products for export. Set- up in duty-free zones to take advantage of some of the cheapest labour in the world. Taxes that these companies are paying to the municipalities aren"t providing basic services like safe transportation, decent lighting, day care, etc. Killings raise issues around sexism, racism, discrimination and denial of responsibly for women"s lives by authorities at all levels.

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