Abstract for: It Is Not My Fault

Mexico must immediately address one of its most urgent problems – gender violence towards women. This life-threatening situation can occur to women at any place, like parties, workplace or classrooms, the street, or in their home. Therefore, women can no longer feel safe anywhere, not even among the people closest to them, which has propelled society to realize the importance and urgency of this situation. Moreover, femicides have constantly increased throughout the years; thus, the movement to manifest women's anger towards gender-based violence has also increased significantly. The paper presents a dynamic hypothesis considering endogenous and exogenous variables, analyzing four dimensions related to gender-based violence: sexual and domestic violence, macho culture, government and laws, and women's empowerment. The paper concludes identifying key gaps and lessons to consider at a personal level as well as a global public policy agenda.