On Sunday August 26, activists and citizens dressed in black as a sign of mourning protested at the Monument to Homeland (Monumento a la Patria) on Paseo de Montejo, to demand justice from the authorities for the recently perpetrated femicides in the state of Yucatan.
Specifically, the demonstrators expressed their solidarity with the family of a six-year-old girl who was raped, strangled and thrown into a well in the municipality of Tahdziú and for the murder of a woman in the mnicipality of Kanasín.
The activists demanded that the authorities resolve these cases, as well as those of sexual violence against women and requested measures to prevent crimes such as these from happening again.
Lorena Aguilar Aguilar, member of the Network of Women who Fight, said that so far this year in the state, 11 femicides have occurred, in which there has only been revictimization and neglect by the law enforcement authorities.
She regretted that the Gender Violence Alert in Yucatan has not been decreed, since she affirmed that “Yucatecan women continue to be placed in a situation of vulnerability”.
Meanwhile, Regina Carrillo Ramírez Valenzuela, one of the academics who participated in the elaboration of the diagnosis for the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women (Conavim), said that recent femicides show that structural changes in the systems of justice, care and prevention still do not reflect a safe environment for women.
In the protest, activist Adelaida Salas Salazar stated that it is very likely that they will request the activation of the alert again if the cases of violence against women continue, or if the incoming governmental authorities do not implement actions to combat this scourge.
Protest in Tahdziú, Yuc.
While the demonstration was taking place in Mérida, dozens of residents of the municipality of Tahdziú protested at the city hall to demand that the municipal authorities decree the expulsion of the family of the alleged murderer of the six year-old child, whose body was found a few days ago inside a well in that community.
To the cry of “we want justice”, the locals also demanded the death penalty of rapists and kidnappers and no mercy for the suspect detained.
The protesters also asked the municipality to donate land and to manage the construction of a school that bears the name of the murdered child.
TYT Newsroom with information from eluniversal.com.mx
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