On November 29, 2021, UArizona Human Rights Practice Program Director Prof. Bill Simmons participated in an online bilingual panel discussion entitled "FEMINICIDE: One tragedy, two nations: human rights and gender violence from a bi-national perspective" ("Una tragedia, dos naciones; derechos humanos y violencia de género desde una perspectiva binacional").
Feminicide is a term used to describe the killing of women as a hate crime against them that is often a progression of other forms of gender-based violence. Such killings have been particularly prevalent in recent years in the US-Mexico borderlands, such as in Ciudad Juarez.
The event was co-sponsored by the University of Arizona, UNAM Tucson - Center for Mexican Studies, and the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson. The other panelists were: Amalia Mora, Manager of the UA Consortium on Gender Based Violence and a Human Rights Practice faculty member; Alethia Fernández de la Reguera of UNAM; and Rafael Barceló, the Consul of Mexico to Tucson.
You can read more about the Human Rights Practice program's Certificate in Gender-Based Violence.