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Mobilization Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women concluded peacefully, despite some outbreaks of riots

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Thousands of women in Bogota celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Photo: Reuters / Luisa Gonzalez

Positive, despite some typical incidents of vandalism and customary setbacks in the dynamics, the mobilization in Bogotá ended Which was organized to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

“We have records of an apprehended person and an apprehended minor, whose rights were restored. This time We have no reports of injuries or other major impacts. We continue to call for common sense and good judgment of citizens so that these days do not end in criminal acts and violence,” said General Eliser Camacho, Commander of the Bogota Metropolitan Police.

During the day, there were some traffic jams due to the passage of the march and at night many citizens had to go back to their homes, as reported by Councilor Lucia Bastidas.

“It is a reality that Claudia López, the Secretary of the Government, is unaware of: Hundreds of USME citizens cross stations today due to the cancellation of TransMilenio feeders due to the sabotage of the First Line. Against the national strike. What does the Office of the Mayor of Bogota do? Nothing,” he trilled.

The lobbyists also published videos of civilians showing damage to some TransMilenio stations.

“In the Bogota open, every march always ends in vandalism under the passive gaze of the mayor’s office, the secretary of government, the secretary of security. The city got out of hand. If they recognize it, they can intervene, otherwise they go on creating a ruckus”, added.

The Bogota Police Commander also reported that there had been some attacks against members of the Bogota Police.

“We can see in the video material that members of the National Police try to move away from the place of intervention at different times.But these goons keep throwing elements forcefully at them to impress their honesty.”, he pointed.

Camacho also recalled that those who organized them, in the months leading up to the national strike, are being prosecuted for similar events.

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“Similarly, the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation has been involved in judicial processes against criminals who are organizing these criminal activities. in different parts of the city at night”, he concluded.

So far 79 women have been murdered in Bogotas in 2021

on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is celebrated on 25 November, the District Secretariat for Women of Bogota, through the Observatory of Women and Gender Equality (OMEG), revealed that, Between January and October 2021, 79 women have been murdered in the country’s capital.

According to the unit’s report, most of the murders against women in Bogota were concentrated at the beginning of the year. In fact, Secretariat data indicate that mayo, the month of celebration of Mother’s Day, This was the time when more murders were recorded against this population. In the city: 15 in total.

High-impact crimes against women in Bogota between January and October 2021.  Photo: Secretariat for Women
High-impact crimes against women in Bogota between January and October 2021. Photo: Secretariat for Women

The report also revealed that this year 9 percent increase in sex crimes against women Compared to 2020, March is the month in which the most victims were reported: 432, In the same month, personal injuries against women also increased, with 2,445 cases registered.

“With the cut-off of October 31, 2021 in Bogota, 79 murders of women have been registered and the Attorney General’s Office has classified 16 of these crimes as homicides, we condemn the first step Calling (…) that we can stop and reject violence against women ”, assured Women’s Secretary Diana Rodriguez Franco in a conversation with RCN Radio.

Regarding the areas of Bogota most affected by crimes against women, the Secretariat announced that, 55 percent of reported cases Between January and October this year, they have been introduced in five areas of the city: Suba, Kennedy, Bossa, Ciudad Bolivar and Engetiva.

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