Translated by Jesús Ronquillo / Circuito Frontera
So far this year, in the state of Chihuahua there have been 181 murders of women, of which 39 were considered femicides, said Wendy Chavez Villanueva, a prosecutor specializing in attention to women victims of gender and family crime (FEM).
She explained that, in the rest of the cases, most of them have a very high relation with organized crime and for the femicides, an important number is due to family violence, being partners or ex-partners who deprived their victims of their lives.
She pointed out that one of the cases of femicide was perpetrated after the aggressor served a sentence for domestic violence and, upon his release, sought out the victim to murder her.
In this regard, in Ciudad Juarez, the head of the Municipal Institute of Women, Elvira Urrutia, announced that a series of events will be held from November 22 to December 12, in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
She said that the planned activities include conferences and panels with the participation of experts.
Urrutia pointed out that a 16-day agenda of activism will be carried out in relation to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, including the inauguration of the “Mujeres que luchan” room at the Women’s Institute’s facilities.
In addition, a conference focused on women’s suffrage is scheduled, as well as a panel that will share experiences through the participation of various associations and networks committed to this cause.
As part of these initiatives, there will be a photographic exhibition entitled “Reveladas, defensoras en enfoque”, by Paloma Reyes and Enrique Aguirre, explained Alexia Buendía Peña, head of the Institute’s Social Communications.