At International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Mexican feminists claim their right to self-defense.
And specifically, in the case of Roxana ruiz, who is currently in custody for killing the man who allegedly raped her and threatened to kill her. At Mexico state, on Nezahualcóyotl CityOutside the Neza-Bordo prison where Roxana is located, a group of women demand justice for the young woman, only 21 years old.
Ana Ruiz, mother of Roxana Ruiz:
“What I demand is freedom for my daughter Roxana because she only defended herself from the person who threatened her who was going to kill her for defending herself, and not being able to fulfill what he wanted, what he wanted was to kill her as well apart from raping her, He had threatened her that he was going to kill her and what my daughter did was defend herself. “
Mexico, the country where they are committed at least two femicides a dayIt is the same country where a woman runs the risk of ending up behind bars for defending herself from sexual assault. Therefore, women like Yakiri Rubio, work in associations that help women, including with self-defense classes taught by a martial arts instructor.
In self defense
Yakiri Rubio, now 28, was held for 18 months on charges of murder after fatally wounding the man who sexually assaulted her. She was acquitted after her lawyer, Ana Suarez, demonstrate that it was in self-defense.
Ana Katiria Suárez, lawyer for Yakiri Rubio and author of _In legitimate defense: _
“In cases such as Yakiri (Rubio) or other women who have saved their life or their privacy or their sexual freedom when they are sexually assaulted and end the lives of their aggressors, life is still being considered above your psychosexual freedom. from across the street when the law gives you permission to protect yourself at whatever cost. “
Mexico registered 736 cases of femicide between January and September of this year, after 975 cases in all of last year, according to official figures.