35 Femicides in State in 2023

Pink cross placed at State Congress. Photo: Roberto Ortiz

Andrés Domínguez

The 50+1 Collective requested the search for justice for a woman, until now identified as indigenous, who was murdered near the San Antonio de Padua chapel, in the municipality of Simojovel, on February 21st.

The Commission for a Life Free of Violence of the Collective strongly rejected any act of violence against girls and women, which is why they demanded the maximum penalty for the femicide.

In addition, it regretted that more cases continue to occur and there are no effective prevention campaigns in the state.

It should be noted, according to the Collective, in 2022 there were 38 femicides; by 2023 there were 36 and in two months of 2024, three have been registered.

The second femicide of the year occurred on January 15th, committed against a girl whose identity was protected, events that occurred inside the coffee farm called “Café Mar”, Agua Escondida Canton, Huehuetán.

The FGE reported that it was linked to the process against Gabriel “N” due to his probable responsibility in the crime of femicide.

The first occurred on January 5th, 2024, in the municipality of Venustiano Carranza. Laura Soledad, who worked as a municipal police officer, was found murdered at the entrance of San José La Grandeza.

Official figures

According to figures from the State Gender Violence Alert, in 2022 there were 44 femicides and by 2023 it was 35; which gives a total of 79.

In 2023, 2,302 reported crimes were placed in investigation files, the majority corresponds to family violence (899), followed by pedophilia (387), rape (288), failure to comply with family assistance obligations (282), sexual abuse (154) , sexual harassment (92), crimes against sexual privacy or bodily intimacy (52), femicide (35), intentional homicide (27), attempted homicide (16), statutory rape (13), attempted femicide (12), sexual harassment of minors under 18 through electronic means (eight), corruption of minors and persons with disabilities (six), medical and technical liability (three) and human trafficking (two).

Original article published in Chiapas Paralelo on February 26th, 2024.
Translated by Schools for Chiapas.

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