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On 10 January 2013, the National System to Prevent, Sanction, and Eradicate Violence against Women (SNPASEVM) refused to undertake an investigation into the violent context suffered by women in Chiapas, which would lead most likely to the declaration of a gender alert in the state. The request for investigation was made on 25 November 2013 by the Center for Women’s Rights Chiapas and the Women’s Collective of San Cristóbal de las Casas (COLEM), among other civil society organizations.
The National Citizens’ Observatory on Femicide has denounced that the request which was presented sought to render visible the lack of prevention in the cases of femicides in the state. An example of this are the 1,077 acts of violence registered from January 2007 to June 2013, with only 3% of these cases leading to the provision of a protection order lasting for 72 hours.
For more information (in Spanish):
Niegan en Chiapas alerta de género sin previa investigación (Milenio, 10 de enero de 2014)
Niegan alerta de género para Chiapas (Chiapas Paralelo, 11 de enero de 2014)
Niegan alerta de género sin previa investigación (Noticias Net, 12 de enero de 2014)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Chiapas: Women declare alert over gender violence (20 July 2013)