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Structural Violence and Violence Against Women at the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Related Books

  • The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands by Margaret Regan

Sources to Consult

Aikin Araluce, Olga.  2009.  “Transnational Advocacy Networks and Political Change in Mexico: Towards a Process of Socialization of International Norms of Violence Against Women in the Case of Murdered Women in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua” in Human Rights along the U.S.-Mexico Bordered. Kathleen Staudt, Tony Payan, and Z. Anthony Kruszewski. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Amnesty International. 2010. Invisible Victims: Migrants on the Move in Mexico. London: Amnesty International. Available at

Brown, Cynthia J. and Wendy V. Cunningham. 2002. Gender in Mexico’s Maquiladora Industry. Center of Border Economic Studies, The University of Texas-Pan American Working Paper #2002-8. Available at

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. 2002. Concluding Comments of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Mexico(CEDAW/C/MEX/5), August 23.

Ensalaco, Mark. 2006. “Murder in Ciudad Juárez: A Parable of Women’s Struggle for Human Rights” Violence Against Women 12 (5): 417-440.

Falcón, Sylvanna. 2007. “Rape as a Weapon of War: Militarized Rape at the U.S.-Mexico Border” in Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: A Reader, ed. Denise A. Segura and Patricia Zavella. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Fregoso, Rosa-Linda and Cynthia Bejarano. eds. 2010.  Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas.  Duke University Press.

Guidotti- Hernández, Nicole. 2011. Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. 2003.The Situation of the Rights of Women in Ciudad Juárez, México: The Right to be Free from Violence and Discrimination, (OEA/Ser.L/V/II.117). March 7.Meyer, Maureen, with contributions from Stephanie Brewer and Carlos Cepeda. 2010. “Abused and Afraid in Ciudad Juárez: An Analysis of the Human Rights Violations by the Military in Mexico,” Washington Office on Latin America. September.

Monárrez Fragoso, Julia. 2002. “Femincidio Sexual Serial en Ciudad Juárez: 1993-2001” Debate Feminista25: 279-308.

Morales, Maria Cristina, and Cynthia Bejarano. 2009. “Transnational Sexual and Gendered Violence: An Application of Border Sexual Conquest at a Mexico–U.S. Border” Global Networks9 (3): 420–439.

Mueller, Carol, Michelle Hansen, and Karen Qualtire. 2009. “Femicide on the Border and New Forms of Protest: The International Caravan for Justice.” in Violence,Security, and Human Rights at the U.S./Mexico Border, edited by Kathleen Staudt, Tony Payan, and Tony Kruszewski. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Pp. 125-149.

Ruiz Marrujo, Olivia T. 2009. “Women, Migration, and Sexual Violence: Lessons from Mexico’s Borders” in Human Rights along the U.S.-Mexico Bordered. Kathleen Staudt, Tony Payan, and Z. Anthony Kruszewski. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Stack, Jeremy. 2013. “In the Shadow of the Wall: Family Separation, Immigration, Enforcement, and Security.” Tucson, AZ: The Center for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona.

Staudt, Kathleen.  2008.  Violence and Activism at the Border: Gender, Fear and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juárez. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Staudt, Kathleen.  2009.  “Violence at the Border: Broadening the Discourse to Include Feminism, Human Security and Deeper Democracy.” In Staudt, Payan, and Kruszewski, Human Rights Along the U.S-Mexico Border: Gendered Violence and Insecurity.  Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp. 1-27.

Washington Valdez, Diana. 2006.  Harvest of Women: Safari in Mexico.  Los Angeles: Peace at the Border Publishing.

Wright, Melissa W. 2011. “Necropolitics, Narcopolitics, and Femicide:  Gendered Violence on the Mexico-U.S. Border” Signs:  Journal of Women in Culture and Society36 (3):

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