Oaxaca: More feminicides under Gabino Cué than in the final years of Ulises Ruiz


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At least 173 women and girls were killed during the first two years of the Oaxacan governorship of Gabino Cué, as is revealed by the citizens’ report “Justice Now! Feminicide and violence against women in Oaxaca,” published by the Huaxyacac Collective.  The report stresses that “the political transition in Oaxaca with Gabino Cue has not translated into a decrease in the number of murders of women and girls; on the contrary, in what has passed of the present administration (1 December 2011-30 November 2012) these have in fact increased 50%, to 173 cases.  This compares with 115 reported in the last two years of the governorship of Ulises Ruiz (2009-2010).”

The document also refers to intrafamilial violence, given that from December 2010 to November 2012, local newspapers have registered 458 cases, though the State Attorney General’s Office reports 2910 cases during this time.  It is worrisome that despite the fact that the law establishes that these are criminal matters that on many occasions destroys the lives of girls, adolescents, youth, and adults, domestic violence is not considered to be a serious crime.Regarding sexual violence, the report stresses that during the first year of Cué’s administration there were registered 183 attacks against females and girls, with 172 sexual attacks during the second year.  The most common form of violation is rape.  This type of violence is much more frequent than the statistics show, notes the report, and it is one that is least denounced.The Collective called on Gabino Cué’s government to act and guarantee the respect for the lives of women and girls in Oaxaca, advocating public policies of “zero tolerance for gender violence,” including the forced resignation of violent public officials and especially those responsible for sexual harassment at the workplace.

For more information (in Spanish):

Más feminicidios en los dos primeros años de Cué, que en los dos últimos de Ulises Ruiz (Página 3, 22 de enero de 2013)

Reportan 173 asesinatos de mujeres y niñas en Oaxaca en sólo dos años (Proceso, 21 de enero de 2013)

Exigen en Oaxaca se erradique la violencia contra las mujeres (Milenio, 21 de enero de 2013)

Aumentan feminicidios en el gobierno de Gabino Cué:Huxyacac (Ciudadanía Express, 21 de enero de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Colem Group of Women takes action against feminicide (19 October 2012)

Chiapas: Press-conference by Group of Women COLEM denounces violence against women (9 February 2012)

Chiapas: social organizations present report regarding situation of women in Chiapas (16 August 2012)

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)

Chiapas: activities on the International Day against Violence against Women (28 November 2011)

Oaxaca: Harassment and robbery of offices of Consorcio (14 November 2011)

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)

México: Record histórico en número de feminicidios en 2010 (15 de enero 2011)

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