Mexico has been experiencing a serious crisis of security for many years, which seriously affects the human rights of people who live or travel there. The most worrying facts include the high rate of murders (33,000 in 2018) and forced disappearances (40,000 in the last 13 years), as well as the routine practice of torture and sexual violence, human trafficking and attacks against freedom of expression and social activism. In addition, there are all the types of violence associated with impoverishment, social exclusion and the plundering of land. The causes of this crisis are multidimensional and combine a number of factors related to the dynamics of organized crime, corruption and how the public institutions work, including the security forces and the judicial system.
With the aim of disseminating, analyzing and debating these glimmers of hope that could lead to peace in Mexico, ICIP, together with Taula per Mèxic and the Mexican organization SERAPAZ, has organized the first International Forum on Peacebuilding in Mexico. The Forum will take place at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) on 25, 26 and 27 September 2019.
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