• City of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico 9 June 2011
• 163 homicides of women in the state of Chihuahua in the first five months of the year.
• Mother from Justicia para Nuestras Hijas (Justice for Our Daughters) take part in the March for Peace with Dignity and Justice.
According to the list drawn up by the Observatorio Ciudadano (Citizens’ Observatory), and part of Justicia para Nuestras Hijas, 163 women and girls were violently murdered between 1 January and 31 May 2011 in the state of Chihuahua.
In the same period of 2010, Justicia para Nuestras Hijas logged 145 female homicides, which means there has been an increase of 11% in female homicides compared to 2010.
Various mothers from the organization Justicia para Nuestras Hijas and other human rights activists took part in the March for Peace with Justice and Dignity.
The NGO considers that “justice cannot be done by burying the past”, and so it continues to demand that the necessary investigations are undertaken to find girls who are still missing. It wants an exhaustive and impartial investigation into the femicides (women murdered as a consequence of their gender) in the state of
Chihuhua. It insists that this phenomenon is still real and has been on the increase in the last few years, as statistics have shown.
For more than 15 years, human rights organizations, women’s rights groups, mothers from Ciudad Juárez, and later from Chihuahua as well, have been demanding justice and making public the impunity enjoyed by those who subject women to violence. The mothers have been discriminated against and threatened for their insistence on justice for their daughters. After refusing to listen to these voices, the world is now watching Chihuhua.
Justicia para Nuestras Hijas’ press office has released videos in real time of the March on the organization’s blog. It will continue to do so until the March for Peace with Justice and Dignity is concluded.
Justicia para Nuestras Hijas A. C.