PBI-Mexico accompanies International Women’s Day March in Chihuahua
On March 8, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted that it had accompanied the #8M International Women’s Day march in Chihuahua.
PBI-Mexico adds, “According to data from the Women’s Human Rights Centre, during 2019, 219 women were killed in the state, which Chihuahua ranks third in cases of sexual abuse at the national level.”
“Chihuahua has the highest record of complaints of enforced disappearance of women between 2008 and 2018 across the country, according to the National Network of Civil Human Rights Organizations (Red TDT).”
PBI-Mexico highlights, “We support legitimate claims for a dignified existence free of violence for girls, adolescents and women.”
NBC notes, “From 1985 to 2014, there were 47,178 women killed in Mexico due to their gender, according to data compiled by RFK Human Rights and Center for Women’s Holistic Development, known by its acronym in Spanish, CEDIMAC, for a 2018 report.”
The Guardian adds, “Last year 1,006 of 3,825 murders [in Mexico] were officially classified as femicides – women or girls killed because of their gender. That compared to 426 in 2015, when authorities began counting such crimes.”
That article also notes that there will be “a potentially historic 24-hour women’s strike on Monday [March 9] in which upwards of 20 million Mexican women are expected to take part by staying at home.”