The government already has the tools with which to do this. On 9 September 2015 it established a small taskforce within the Ministry of the Interior to focus on the issue of sexual torture of women. The taskforce was intended to coordinate different government institutions on the issue, allowing real progress in the investigation of cases. However it has remained largely dormant since its creation.

This taskforce, named the Official Mechanism on Sexual Torture against Women, must kick started into life and urgently given the resources it needs to start delivering results.

If the taskforce is not empowered to do its work, it will fail. But with tales of horror continuing to emerge from Mexican prisons; that cannot be allowed to happen. This nightmare must stop.