Oaxaca: Girls and Adolescents Main Victims of Gender Violence in Oaxaca

@ Consorcio Oaxaca

On May 27th, the organization Oaxaca Consortium released its Platform for Feminicidal Violence in Oaxaca report for the period from April 1st, 2020 to May 20th, 2021, focusing on attacks against girls and adolescents.

In this period, 785 cases of gender-based violence were registered, of which 318 were against girls and adolescents between 12 and 17 years old: 272 correspond to disappeared, 31 to sexual crimes and eight femicides; also four suicides and three cases of family violence. Elizabeth Mosqueda Rivera, coordinator of the youth and human rights program, pointed out that “It is worrying that girls and adolescents are facing this cruel and brutal gender violence at such a young age.”

Of the regions of Oaxaca, Valles Centrales is the one that has registered the most attacks, followed by the Costa region with 57 cases and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec with 54 cases. However, there are cases of generalized violence throughout the state where “the life and safety of this group of the population is not being protected.”

On the other hand, Consortium pointed out that the main manner in which women were murdered in Oaxaca from May 1st to May 10th, 2020, “were committed with a firearms”, a percentage that increased to 73.8% of the 42 cases reported in so far in 2021.

For this reason, it demanded that Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa investigate the growth of the use of firearms in the state: “it is alarming that there is no regulation in this matter, where the weapons come from, where the record of who carries them is; at other times we have demanded that the government of Alejandro Murat Hinojosa investigate the growth in the use of firearms in the state and we will continue to demand it,” said Yesica Sanchez Maya, director of the civil association.

For more information in Spanish:

Valles centrales región con más agresiones en contra de niñas y adolescentes(Consorcio Oaxaca, 27 de mayo de 2021)

Consorcio Oaxaca pide a Murat que investigue el uso de armas de fuego en feminicidios (El Universal, 18 de mayo de 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ:

National: Olimpia Law against Digital Violence Approved at Federal Level (May 3, 2021)
Oaxaca: Humberto Santos Removed from Election Race over Gender Violence (March 19, 2021)

Oaxaca: 8M, mujeres reconocen su importancia en la lucha por la defensa del territorio. (March 10, 2021)

Guerrero: “Un violador no será gobernador” marcha de #8M (March 9, 2021)

Oaxaca: Oaxaca Consortium Presents Gender Violence Report to UNO (February 22, 2021)

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