From November 24th to 26th, women’s collectives called for a series of actions in Oaxaca to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Because silence and institutional indifference are also femicidal violence! We are fed up with impunity! Stop all violence against women!” was the idea behind the call for these actions.
The “Day of Indignation against the Femicide State” began on November 24th with a funeral march in the center of the Oaxacan capital. “Alive they took them, alive we want them. Man, woman, don’t be indifferent, women are killed openly”, were among the most shouted slogans during the march.
Subsequently, an evening of protest and “a female camp” was held in the vicinity of the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán.
The following day another march was held and at the end of it, a statement was endorsed by 34 organizations and relatives of victims of femicide. They recalled that although on August 30th, 2018, a Gender Violence against Women Alert was issued in Oaxaca given the seriousness of the situation, there has been “no forceful action to eradicate and punish violence against women; since then, 498 women have been victims of femicide, 1,672 of disappearances.”
Likewise, a few days after the change of governor, they claimed from Alejandro Murat, the outgoing governor, that his mandate has been “a six-year term of mourning.” It should be remembered that in this period, according to what was documented by civil organizations, 715 women victims of femicide have been documented while 1,989 women, as well as girls, were victims of forced disappearance or other acts of violence (for example: sexual crimes, family violence, economic violence or gender politics). With this, a total of 3,965 women have suffered some type of aggression during this six-year term.
For more information in Spanish:
Base de datos sobre la Violencia contra la mujer en Oaxaca (Consorcio Oaxaca, 25 de noviembre 2022)
Oaxaca: mujeres realizan “marcha fúnebre” contra violencia de género (La Jornada, 24 de noviembre de 2022)
Mujeres de Oaxaca salen a las calles en “marcha fúnebre”, para denunciar la violencia feminicida (El Universal, 24 de noviembre de 2022)
Presentan colectivo “Mujeres Oaxaqueñas Tejiendo Comunidad” red que surge desde la llamada “marcha de las cacerolas” (EDUCA, 24 de noviembre 2022)
Jornada de indignación contra el Estado Feminicida (Mujeres Oaxaqueñas Tejiendo Comunidad, 25 de noviembre 2022)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Oaxaca: Over 100 Women Murdered since Start of Year (September 9, 2022)
Oaxaca: Murder, Violence and Feminist Protests in Framework of Guelaguetza (August 7, 2022)
Oaxaca: Un indignante panorama de violencia para las mujeres y niñas oaxaqueñas (June 30, 2022)
Oaxaca: 68.5% de feminicidios en el estado siguen impunes: Consorcio Oaxaca.(June 16, 2021)