Guerrero: Tlachinollan Launches “Sea of Grievances, Mountain of Ruptures” Campaign

On April 21st, the Montaña “Tlachinollan” Human Rights Center launched the “Campaign for Life: Sea of ​​Grievances, Mountain of Ruptures”, “through which we will denounce the exponential increase in violence carried out by organized criminal groups that act in collusion with the security forces and other local authorities. We will highlight the cases of forced disappearance, femicides and sexual violence suffered by women in the Montaña de Guerrero and the impunity faced by their families, who in their struggle to access truth and justice have become emerging defenders.”

In this context, it pointed out that only since the beginning of the pandemic, it has documented 20 cases of femicides, 20 of sexual violence, 80 of physical violence and 85 of economic violence in the region and that “between 2007 and 2018 the number of complaints of forced disappearance in the state multiplied by 20, without there being a single conviction in these.”

Tlachinollan also declared that “Guerrero faces a serious human rights crisis that has deepened with the COVID-19 health emergency. The presence of organized crime, structural violence and impunity has resulted in thousands of victims of human rights violations. According to the Tlachinollan documentation, in 2018 there were at least 13 organized crime groups that dispute territorial control for the planting and transfer of drugs in the entity. This presence of organized crime has triggered an increase in homicides, kidnappings and extortion.”

The Campaign is a strategy to pressure the “authorities to dismantle the causes that generate violence, reverse criminality, eradicate corruption and offer truth and justice for the victims, to avoid the repetition of the human rights violations that lacerate the life of the indigenous peoples of La Montaña”, Tlachinollan stated.

For more information in Spanish:

Tlachinollan alerta del aumento de la violencia de género en la región indígena de Guerrero (Proceso, 22 de abril de 2021)

Aumenta durante pandemia violencia de género en Montaña de Guerrero (La Jornada, 21 de abril de 2021)

COMUNICADO | Lanzamiento de la campaña por la vida: Mar de agravios, montaña de quebrantos (Tlachinollan, 21 de abril de 2021)

OPINIÓN | Campaña por la vida: Mar de agravios, Montaña de quebrantos(Tlachinollan, 20 de abril de 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ:

GUERRERO: “Como una noche sin estrellas”. Presentación del XXVI Informe de Tlachinollan (December 8, 2020)

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