The NGO pointed out that during the month of June 2023 there were 18 femicides in nine states of the country, with the state of Lara where the largest number of victims (five women) was registered. Most were between the ages of 11 and 45, with a peak between 66 and 70 years. In four cases the age did not appear in the news.
Utopix reported this Monday the 17th that during the first half of the year they have counted 99 femicides throughout the country, according to monitoring to various media. The organization rejected the lack of public policies to address this problem in a structural way.
“We continue to alert and see with concern that there is no concrete proposal from the State to face this problem that structurally affects the country, making it essential to develop a Feminist Emergency Plan for the prevention, attention and mitigation of gender violence. against women, girls and adolescents,” said Utopix.
During the first six months of the year, they also recorded 19 femicides in a degree of frustration and a total of nine femicides of Venezuelans abroad, specifically in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico.
According to the data collected by the organization, so far in 2023 every 44 hours there is a consummated femicide in the country.
Although the figures are lower than the same period in 2022, when 119 femicides were recorded, for Utopix it is necessary to make this reality visible and “give a voice to those women, girls and adolescents murdered at the hands of femicidal violence, demanding urgent action from the Venezuelan State against to the increase in violence and denouncing the impunity that often protects these aggressors”.
The NGO also pointed out that during the month of June 2023 there were 18 femicides in nine states of the country, with the state of Lara where the largest number of victims (five women) was registered. Most were between the ages of 11 and 45, with a peak between 66 and 70 years. In four cases the age did not appear in the news.
Five cases of femicides reviewed by Utopix corresponded to obstetric violence, in four of them the cause of death was by mechanical asphyxia, in six firearms and blades (knives, razors) were used, while in two cases death occurred from blows .
Of the total of 18 cases, the abandonment of the victim’s body on public roads (3), torture (5), mutilation of bodies (2) and sexual abuse (3) were recorded as aggravating circumstances.
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