On November 2nd, feminist groups, relatives of victims of femicide and the general public gathered at 7a Sur between 4a and 5a Poniente in Tuxtla Gutierrez to denounce the increase in violence against women in the state, they placed an altar in memory of the women who have been murdered this year.
Through a statement they recalled that “on November 18th, 2016, the Gender Violence Alert against Women (AVGM) was installed in seven municipalities: Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapa de Corzo, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Tapachula, Tonala, Tuxtla Gutierrez and Villaflores. As well as the implementation of specific actions to address violence against indigenous women in the Los Altos region.” From 2016 to date, complaints of this type of violence have increased, currently there are 200 investigation files for homicide, femicide and violent death of women.
The people participating in this symbolic act demanded justice, investigation with a gender perspective that would allow those responsible for these crimes to be captured, opportunities for a decent life for women, and public institutions capable of preventing, punishing, and eradicating violence against women.
“Today we meet again with our loved ones who have passed on and reaffirm our commitment to the victims in demanding justice for each case, to weave networks and accompany the path of their families”, they stated.
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