PBI-Mexico accompanies Justice for Our Daughters at event in Chihuahua demanding justice for the victims of femicide

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On November 25, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted: “In #Chihuahua, from the Cruz de Clavos, symbol of femicides in the state, PBI accompanies the act organized by Justicia para Nuestras Hijas [Justice for our Daughters] to remember and demand justice for the victims of femicide.”

Yesterday, AFP reported: “Mexico registered 736 femicide cases between January and September [of this year], following 975 cases in the whole of last year, according to official figures.”

This past August, Mexico News Daily also reported: “A gender violence alert has been activated for the five Chihuahua municipalities of Ciudad Juárez, Parral, Chihuahua, Cuauhtémoc and Guadalupe y Calvo, which have been identified as areas with a high level of violence against women.”

That article adds: “In the past 10 years, the five municipalities have seen 2,400 murders of women. In the first six months of 2021, the state ranked third for homicides of women and had an elevated level of rape.”

And just yesterday, The Globe and Mail reported that the number of women in Canada who were victims of homicide has risen over the past two years.

That article notes: “The spike – with 92 women killed in the first six months of this year, an increase from 78 in the first half of 2020, and 60 in the first half of 2019.”

“As activists mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Thursday, the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability warns the deadly trend could continue through 2022 – particularly as the fallout of the pandemic continues to affect women disproportionately.”

That article also quotes Professor Myrna Dawson, the executive director of the observatory, who says this is not just a Canadian problem, but a global one.

To follow the Canadian Femicide Observatory on Twitter, click on @CAN_Femicide.

“Today, #25N and day by day, we point out that any form of repression and violence against women who fight must end. #DayAgainstGenderViolence.”

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