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Violence on women is not taking its name to stop, so far this year, 840 women have been slaughtered, a victim of institutional apathy

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Violence against women continues to rise in Mexico with more than 840 women murdered so far this year, a problem that angers millions and is fueled by the vague discourse of the Mexican president himself, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. (Photo: EFE)

Violence against women continues to rise in Mexico 840 female slaughter So far this year, a problem that has angered millions and fueled the vague speech of the Mexican president himself, Andres Manuel López Obrador.

“They tell me to move on with my life, but how? If my daughter’s killer doesn’t have a face?”, says Efe Karen Reyes, mother of Renata Martinelli Luna Reyes, who was murdered at the age of 13 in her own home in the central state of Mexico on November 29, 2020.

Karen suspects that the perpetrator of the murder was her ex-boyfriend, who had tried to record the little girl on her mobile while she was in the shower months earlier and who took advantage of the fact that one day Renata was alone at home. Enter, abuse and kill him.

During these months, he has sought justice but met with the indifference of the authorities. “I know I have nothing to return my daughter to me but with justice I can prevent other family from suffering like this“He insists.

critical condition

This November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  (Photo: EFE)
This November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. (Photo: EFE)

For Teresa Ulloa, regional director of the Coalition Against the Trafficking of Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico has a state of violence against women. “Very serious, every day the number of women and girls murdered is increasing”,

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is observed this November 25, experts confirm that despite the fact that there has been some legal progress in combating gender violence in Mexico, it is The problem is challenging the state.

“Unfortunately, in the figures” They say that this progress is not visible.

Mexico is one of the most violent countries against women, with more than ten women murdered a day, according to the United Nations Women and Civil Organizations.

Moreover, the murder of women in the country continues to rise even after being notified 842 cases between January and October This year there has been an increase of 4.9% in comparison to the same period in 2020.

10 years in ville

10 years have passed since the daily search by Maribel and her family to find her daughter, and despite the fact that the perpetrator is imprisoned in Texcoco prison, she refuses to declare what happened to the little girl. Was.  (Photo: EFE)
10 years have passed since the daily search by Maribel and her family to find her daughter, and despite the fact that the perpetrator is imprisoned in Texcoco prison, she refuses to declare what happened to the little girl. Was. (Photo: EFE)

On November 21, 2010 Maribel Enquiso was attacked by an unidentified person injured in the neck with a knife To snuggle up to the barely eleven-month-old daughter, Maria Jose Monroe Enquiso.

10 years have passed since the daily search by Maribel and her family to find her daughter, and despite the fact that the perpetrator is imprisoned in Texcoco prison, she refuses to declare what happened to the little girl. Was.

“As a family we have faced institutionalized violence by the authorities,” she regrets, as they have refused to support her from the start.

Despite the fact that María José’s discovery has left the family with illness and financial distress, Maribel knows her daughter is alive and reassures her, won’t stop until you find it,

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repetition of violence

And it is this space that has been socially assigned to women as a safe place to do most of their activities, with 20% of women aged 18 and over confirming that they feel unsafe. does.  (Photo: EFE)
And it is this space that has been socially assigned to women as a safe place to do most of their activities, with 20% of women aged 18 and over confirming that they feel unsafe. does. (Photo: EFE)

For Isabel Arreguerena, Co-Director of the Association Equis, Justice for WomenThe condition of women in Mexico has worsened for many reasons.

These include government austerity, the abolition of trusts to provide direct resources, the denial of violence against women, the criminalization of the feminist movement by the government, and the militarization of the country.

And, with all this, added to the coronavirus pandemic in the last year and a half. “Gender violence has always been there in Mexico, but it has intensified in Covid”, he points out.

Remember that only in April 2020, did the 911 emergency number have a record of calls for gender violence with 143 per hour. In addition, it states that on average they have been counted every day in 2021. 6 victims of sexist violence, 9 victims of rape and 16 victims of sexual abuse.

“And that’s just the tip of the iceberg because only in Mexico One in 10 offenses are recorded“, he points out.

the problem is increasing

The problem has increased in recent years, due to the impunity that exists in Mexico for most crimes and the inaction of the authorities.  (Photo: EFE)
The problem has increased in recent years, due to the impunity that exists in Mexico for most crimes and the inaction of the authorities. (Photo: EFE)

According to a recent report by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), violence against women has been recorded in the family environment, despite the largest number of imprisonments being passed due to the pandemic. Continued growth during 2021.

And it is the home, the place socially assigned to women as a safe place to develop most of their activities, where 20% of women over the age of 18 feel insecure.

Furthermore, in 2020, 23.2% of women’s murders took place indoorsAccording to the latest statistical data.

The problem has increased in recent years, due to the impunity that exists in Mexico for most crimes and the inaction of the authorities.

“Families pass by inaction, idleness on the part of the state; What they do is that they are investigators, who are there all the time (…) they incur emotional economic costs and also a danger because theyThreatened many times”Marcela Villalobos, president of Amnesty International Mexico, recently told Efe.

Thousands of women have participated in several protests across the country in recent years, some of them ending in fierce fights, while the government of López Obrador has been highly criticized, especially for the presidency. She has despised marches and linked feminism to the conservative movement.

The president‘s attitude, “instead of impressing, what it does, it generates yet another cause for mobilization, anxiety and frustration before a government that openly calls itself feminist in speech, but in actions, because still There is a long way to go,” concludes Villalobos.

EFE

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