When We Are Bold
Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most prominent investigative journalists. Cacho’s writing is primarily focused on violence against and sexual abuse of women and children. She has won a number of international awards for her work, including Amnesty International’s Ginetta Sagan Award for Women and Children’s Rights and the Oxfam/Novib Pen Award.
Read Marcela Lagarde y de los Ríos: Sisterhood and Peace
by Lydia Cacho in When We Are Bold: Women Who Turn Our Upsidedown World Right
Marcela Lagarde y de los Ríos is one of Mexico’s most influential feminists. An anthropologist, academic and former politician, Lagarde is credited with introducing the concept of femicide—the systematic disappearance and killing of women, in which the state is complicit either directly or by perpetrating impunity for such crimes—to Latin America. Her research on femicides contributed to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights verdict in 2009 against Mexico for its failure to protect hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez.