Gender Violence against Girls and Adolescents in Mexico

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 14:15
Location: John Bassett Theatre (102) (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)
Oral Presentation
Sonia FRÍAS, National Autonomous University, Mexico
The phenomenon of gender violence against girls and adolescents has been subsumed under the broader problem of gender violence against women. However, girls and adolescents are at a higher risk of experiencing certain forms of gender violence such as sexual abuse and forced marriages. In this presentation I will discuss the methodological challenges for studying different expressions of gender violence against girls and adolescents in a multi-ethnic country such as Mexico, in which indigenous girls’ and adolescents’ experiences have been neglected.