In observation of the International Day of Non-Violence towards Women, the movement “Totally indignant” organized an event in Oaxaca de Juárez to remember the victims of violence and to celebrate life. Bárbara García Chávez, coordinator of this movement, indicated that for women it is shameful that the state occupies the fourth place in feminicides at the national level, given that in the last 10 years there have been registered 549 murders of Oaxacan women, 91 this year alone. Only 17 of these have been clarified, with an equal number of cases investigated but with no one sentenced.
To symbolize these victims, 91 black crosses have been installed in the esplanade of the cathedral in Oaxaca, by human-rights activists who urge the government of Gabino Cué to institute public policies to halt feminicide.
For more information (in Spanish):
Protestan por feminicidios en Oaxaca; en NL piden alerta (La Jornada, 25 November 2011)
Recuerdan con cruces a víctimas de feminicidios en Oaxaca (Milenio, 25 November)
Buscan oaxaqueñas crear conciencia sobre los feminicidios (Milenio, 22 November)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Oaxaca: Harassment and robbery of offices of Consorcio (14 November 2011)
Demand for end to feminicide in Oaxaca (8 September 2011)