Guerrero: Alert is requested for high number of feminicides

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To date in 2012, the number of feminicides has increased in Guerrero.  Data from civil organizations reveal that until last August, at least 135 women were killed in the state, and so these organizations consider it urgent that state government declare a gender alert.  The coordination of the “Hannah Arendt” Observatory for Gender Violence in Guerrero, Rosa Icela Ojeda Rivera, said that since 2006 she had requested the state authorities to declare a gender alert, a request that has been rejected, although each day its need grows, given the number of murders that have been reigstered from 2005 to date.  Ojeda Rivera detailed that beyond the increase in assault on victims, “sexual violence and torture has been documented before the murder in a high number of cases, the bodies of murdered women were abandoned in public spaces, thrown into the trash or in sanitation channels.”  Gender violence has also increased, with Guerrero maintaining the third place in the country in these terms, after Mexico City and Chihuahua.

For more information (in Spanish):

Guerrero: piden emitir alerta por feminicidios (El Universal, 6 de septiembre de 2012)

Guerrero es el tercer estado con más feminicidios: Arendt (Periódico Digital, 24 de agosto de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

National: Amnesty International publishes report on violence against women in Mexico (20 July 2012)

Chiapas: Justice is demanded in the case of the feminicide of the youth Itzel Yanet Méndez Pérez (16 May 2012)

Demand for end to feminicide in Oaxaca (8 September 2011)

Guerrero – briefs – Tierra Caliente is second-highest national location in number of feminicides (14 September 2010)

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