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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Lecture: "Violencia Feminicida en México y la Ausencia de una Polítca de Estado/Violence Against Women in Mexico and the Absence of a State Policy"

Tue, September 3, 2013 • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Santa Rita Suite, UNB 3.502

Dr. Marcela Lagarde y de los Rios is a Mexican anthropologist and feminist who works on issues of violence against women in Mexico. According to South African psychologist Diana E. H. Russell "It was largely thanks to Lagarde's determined efforts that the terms femicide and feminicidio -- which is more often shortened to feminicide, became widely adopted in Mexico, and then spread to several other Latin American countries.”

Dr. Lagarde y de los Rios is currently a Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and she has published several books and many articles about feminism. She works as advisor for gender at the United Nations, and has been awarded the medal for outstanding women by the Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres del Distrito Federal. She was a member of the Mexican Congress, in the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), and a member of the Committee for Equality and Gender. She was also the Chair of the Committee for research on feminicide in the Mexican Republic. As a member of the Congress, she has actively promoted the implementation of the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence, approved in 2007.

Presented as part of The Austin Lecture on Contemporary Mexico series. Lecture will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous translation.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.

Sponsored by: Mexican Center, LLILAS Benson


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