attention on the issues at hand. He stated: “The basis of the film is the fact that… we’re in Ciudad Juarez and it has always been a locus of crime. Organized crime sells everything, children and organs… all fault of the corruption and impunity” (Driver).
The Mexican government has failed to provide the proper law enforcement and investigations in these killings, leaving the killers able to get away with the crimes. According to Lourdes Godinez Leal the “state attorney general’s office recently acknowledged that at least 364 women were murdered in the city between 1993 and 2005and the problem of femicide has never taken its rightful place as a national electoral issue”. The Mexican authorities neglect the recommendation from international groups stressing the concern for the government to recover the bodies of victims and seek punishment for the perpetrators. For this reason, the city has hundreds of men murdered every year, but the bodies of the men are rarely mutilated or raped.
As opposed to the bodies of women who have their breasts and genitalia mutilated and are violently raped. The connection between the death of males and drug violence is an excuse for the Mexican government to blame the women for the horrific murders. Therefore, the need to strengthen the sensitization of the femicide crisis must be from advocacy and awareness-raising through groups like the ‘Justice for Our Daughters’ and ‘Our Daughters Return Home’ that could encourage the cooperation of the community, law enforcement, and government legislatures to make a change.Maquiladoras are the industrialization of foreign investment and technology that has become an economic and social impact in parts of Latin America. Specifically across the border cities of Mexico, industries are affecting women in terms of poor implementation of health resources, the ineffective levels of minimum wages and labor rights, and the homicides of women across the nation.
In developing countries, women are subjected to the ideals that their gender is seen as less valuable and that they must be exploited in their work affairs. The role of women in society is confined to the cultural image that any economic finance should be frown upon. However, the lack of financial support and available resources from the Mexican government charges women to de-motivate their choices in business decisions and may be confronted with the dilemma of dual role of homemaker and provider for the family. To resolve issues among the degrading image of women, the media and community should stop categorizing women as “good girls” or “fallen women”.
With the help of society stressing the need to require equal participation and equal opportunities for all sections and genders can eliminate the injustice that women face in the maquiladora industry and the femicide crisis in the Cuidad of Juarez.