Mexico’s female rappers fight for justice

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Murders of women have become so commonplace in Mexico in recent years, that the term “femicide” is now firmly embedded in the country’s vocabulary. But even as women are murdered at an alarming rate, families claim authorities don’t properly investigate their cases, leaving them in the dark about their loved ones’ deaths.

Now, women fighting for justice, security and equal rights in Mexico have a new and vocal ally in their cause: female rappers.  The budding movement isn’t drawing huge crowds yet, but its message is resonating – especially among the young.

Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on the “raperas” of Mexico City.
Follow Gerry Hadden on Twitter @gerryhadden

Mexico's Female Rappers Fight for Justice

Mexico's Female Rappers Fight for Justice

Murders of women have become so commonplace in Mexico in recent years, that the term “femicide” is now firmly embedded in the country’s vocabulary. But even as women are murdered at an alarming rate, families claim authorities don’t properly investigate their cases, leaving them in the dark about their loved ones' deaths. Now, women fighting for justice, security and equal rights in Mexico have a new and vocal ally in their cause: female rappers. The budding movement isn’t drawing huge crowds yet, but its message is resonating - especially among the young. Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on the "raperas" of Mexico City.
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