By Sarah Light, Student Intern
Corona del Mar High School students attended an assembly on Tuesday as part of remembering World Human Rights Day.
MC Sungaila, a CdMHS graduate who later attended Stanford and UCLA law school, discussed women’s rights and her work in Juarez. Sungaila was legally involved in a case against the murdering of women in Juarez. More than 4,000 people have been killed in the city since January 2008, and the Mexican government was doing little to stop the murderers, she said. In December 2009, the Mexican government was found responsible for the murders and disappearances, which has been called “one of the most important legal victories for international women’s rights in decades.”
Sungaila had read about a quilt exhibit to honor the female victims in Juarez that was put on by CdMHS’s Human Relations Council (HRC), and came to share about her involvement with the case.
For more information about the situation in Juarez, click here.