The National Police inaugurated, this Thursday, June 8, the second Women’s Police Station in Muelle de los Bueyes, a municipality of the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean Coast (RAAS). According to the police institution, with these actions they intend to prevent violence that affects society in general and the lives of women.
María Teresa Blandón, director of the feminist movement La Corriente, considers that these police stations do not have the resources to provide timely attention, to prevent violence against women and femicides, because they do not have trained personnel, they do not have resources and they do not have mechanisms Coordination forces with other State institutions such as the Institute of Legal Medicine, the Prosecutor’s Office, among others that are involved in the process of making an effective complaint.
“Impunity continues to be the norm, the Police have shown they have no interest in preventing violence against women and enforcing the laws, quite the contrary, they have devoted themselves to removing the bodies of murdered women and in some cases to capture the femicides,” Blandón stressed.
Femicides on the rise on the Caribbean Coast
In Waspam, a municipality in the North Caribbean Autonomous Region (RAAN), this past June 6, a double femicide was recorded in which mother and daughter lost their lives at the hands of the latter’s partner, another similar event occurred on June 26 April in which a mother and her teenage daughter also died.
According to reports made by the organization for the defense of the rights of Catholic women for the Right to Decide, the Caribbean Coast has become one of the main scenarios for femicides in recent months, with 12 femicides in the RAAN and 4 in the RAAS, the highest figures in relation to other departments of the country.
In 2022, the government reopened the General Directorate of the Women’s Police Station, after closing them in 2015 without giving details, to date there are 223 Police Stations throughout the country.