This report from JASSS Just Associates shares the stories of women including Italia Mendez, one of hundreds of protesters arrested and held in prison by the Mexican government in 2006 in the village of Atenco. She suffered sexual torture while in custody, a form of torture that includes rape and sexual assault accompanied by a narrative that women’s transgressions from traditional roles brought on their punishment. Instead of remaining silent, Mendez is speaking out about her experience, giving a talk to students at New York University and filing a case with other impacted women in the Inter-American court. Photo credit: CIMACFoto/César Martínez López