Discrimination against women still problem in Mexico (2)

10:20, March 07, 2011      

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The women's organizations in Mexico have been promoting the "elite women," but more should be done with the ordinary, Genel said.

She added that the International Women's Day should be a day to rescue the unfairly imprisoned women and "to recognize the work done by the housewives who play a noble role, which is never recognized."

According to a report published in the magazine "Mental Health", three out of four women in Mexico are victims of depression for the mistreatment they receive at home.

Some violent mothers think that slapping their children, pulling their hairs, shouting at them are the best ways to raise their daughters, which eventually just cause emotional damages, the magazine said.

Meanwhile, Malena, a candy seller in southern Mexico City said she even had no idea about the International Women's Day.

"I do not have anything to celebrate. If I do not sell my candies I do not have food. I do not have rest days, I work under the sun for more than eight hours per day," said Malena, single, who makes a living by selling candies.

Source: Xinhua

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