The surge of women publicly accusing men — professors, filmmakers, novelists, journalists and businessmen among them — of mistreating them suggests that Mexico may be approaching a moment of reckoning with violence, harassment and mistreatment of women, an entrenched problem in a country that has made little space for accountability or public debates on the topic.
Ms. Jiménez, now 34, embarked on a decade-long struggle for justice that is finally moving closer to resolution. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is considering the case of Ms. Jiménez and 10 other women who were sexually abused, tortured and jailed, their lives irrevocably altered. ADVERTISEMENT In an accusation that has become emblematic of human rights violations by the police in Mexico, the women are seeking accountability from the people who ordered the crackdown on the protests and tolerated its abuses — a group they say includes President Enrique Peña Nieto. At the time, Mr. Peña Nieto was the governor of Mexico State, where the crackdown took place.