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From 2011 to 2013, the states in which more women were murdered were Guerrero, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Durango, Colima, Nuevo León, Morelos, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Baja California and the State of Mexico. (Photo: Archive/El Universal)

26,000 women were murdered in Mexico in the last 15 years

26/11/2015
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Ana Güezmes, representative of UN Women, said that in Mexico women are mainly attacked by their ex-partners and added that the challenge is to reduce impunity.

In the last 15 years 26,267 women were murdered in Mexico, i.e. 5 women per day on average.

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) said that "the murders of women are due to a cultural problem and have less to do with changes in social violence caused by organized crime.”

According to INEGI between 2006 and 2009, women were mainly murdered at home, but from 2010 to 2012 almost half of the victims were killed on the street. In 2013, 32 of every 100 murdered women were hanged, strangled, drowned, burned, beaten to death or injured with sharp objects and 43% were shot with a firearm.

Ana Güezmes, representative of UN Women, said that in Mexico women are mainly attacked by their ex-partners and added that the challenge is to reduce impunity.

From 2011 to 2013, the states in which more women were murdered were Guerrero, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Durango, Colima, Nuevo León, Morelos, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Baja California and the State of Mexico.

Natalia Flores, secretary of gender equality of the Gender Equality Program of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), said that femicides are a “historical problem, and added that statistics show that the number of murdered women has increased from 2006 to date.

 

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