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Violence against women is a serious human rights problem rooted in discrimination. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights states that this type of violence "constitutes an impediment to the recognition and enjoyment of all their human rights, including respect for their life and their physical, mental and moral integrity." Eradicating this problem is possible, to the extent that states fulfill their duty to guarantee effective and expeditious access of women to the justice system. This document presents the results of a case study of the Women’s Justice Center of the Mexican State of Hidalgo, which was created within the framework of the public policy implemented by the Mexican government for the creation of Women’s Justice Centers, a process in Mexico that has been promoted in recent years to guarantee women's access to justice.

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