Norma Andrade has been knifed. This is the second time she has been viciously attacked in 3 months.
Norma is a founder of May Our Daughters Return Home, an organisation seeking investigation into the rape, abduction and murder of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juárez, a Mexican border town. Norma's own daughter, Lilia, disappeared on February 14, 2001. Her body was found a week later wrapped in a blanket, with signs of physical and sexual assault.
Only two months before this recent attack, Norma was shot at five times outside her previous home. She was treated in hospital for her injuries, but was discharged after staff received anonymous death threats.
This new attack appears to be part of a targeted campaign against Norma and her work. Amnesty International believes she is in imminent danger and should be provided with protection.
Please add your name to the petition calling on Mexican authorities to provide protection for Norma Andrade and to initiate an investigation into the attacks.
Dr. Alejandro Poiré Romero
Minister of the Interior
I am writing on behalf of Norma Andrade, who has been attacked in her home, even after moving from Ciudad Juárez in response to a brutal attempt to kill her.
I am concerned that she is being deliberately targeted to prevent her work to protect women from violence.
I am urging you to provide effective protection for Norma Andrade, her family and colleagues at May Our Daughters Return Home in accordance with their wishes, and to find and bring to justice those responsible for attacking her outside her home in both Mexico City and Ciudad Juárez.
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