Thirty-five Years of Frayba

The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Center for Human Rights celebrates its 35th anniversary this week. As Schools for Chiapas, we are proud to have been able to accompany the center in training BriCO volunteers.

35 Femicides in State in 2023

Femicidal violence continues to be a major problem in Chiapas with most of the crimes remaining in impunity. Three femicides have already been registered in the state this year.

Chiapas: “The civilian population has been taken hostage,” civil society organizations denounce. 

Since approximately 2021, the border of Chiapas with Guatemala has been plagued by an unacknowledged armed conflict based on the territorial dispute between organized crime structures for the control of goods, services, people, legal and illegal products, as well as the very lives of the local population. As the violence escalates, authorities and military personnel are, at best negligent, and in some cases, colluding with the crime groups in conflict.

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