Jalisco is among the first 10 places regarding violence against women registered by the National Executive Secretariat of Public Security, according to what the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights (Cladem) announced on Monday in his report “Violence against women in Jalisco within the framework of the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.”
For example, with 59 femicides, Jalisco ranked third in the country with the most victims of this crime, only below the State of Mexico (120 victims) and Veracruz (62 victims), according to the statistics reported by the secretariat from January to October of this 2021.
“Another of the crimes of great affectation to the women is the one of willful injuries; Jalisco ranks fourth nationally with 2,868 cases. In relation to the crime of family violence, Jalisco ranks sixth at the national level with 9,510 cases registered from January to September of this year ”, explained the coordinator of Cladem in Jalisco, Natalia Rojas.
Also, based on the investigation carried out by the Cladem, crimes against sexual freedom and security grew exponentially in the last year, going from 3,164 complaints in 2020, to 3,659 from January to October 2021; Sexual abuse increased from 1,831 cases in the first 10 months of 2020, to 2,0009 in the same period this year, and simple rape increased from 296 cases from January to October 2020, to 426 in the same period of this 2020.
According to data from the State Attorney General’s Office in Jalisco, an average of six cases of child sexual abuse are committed daily, and only three out of every hundred are punished, according to the same data in the report.
Leticia Vázquez, mother of Erika Cueto, who has been missing since 2014, pointed out on her own that Jalisco is the third place in the number of missing women in the country, with 2,382 women whose whereabouts are unknown so far, being one of the ranks with missing women between the ages of 15 and 19 are at greater risk.
“In the cases of disappearance of women there is the Alba Protocol, which has been ineffective and is also not updated with the General Law on disappearance and with the Law of Missing Persons of Jalisco,” lamented Leticia Vázquez.
Guadalupe Ramos, coordinator of Cladem in Mexico, regretted that three years after the declaration of the Federal Gender Violence Alert, the authorities have not complied with the recommended actions for the care, punishment and eradication of feminicidal violence in the state.
“Worse still from what is documented and from the figures provided by the state, we can conclude that the measures dictated by the interdisciplinary group to attend, punish and eradicate this feminicidal violence, so far there is no evidence that they have been complied with or in their in the case of two years, they are partially fulfilled or are in the process of being fulfilled, ”said Dr. Ramos Ponce.
For this reason, the organization asked the authorities to consider in the budgets the attention to this problem for the next year, because, they pointed out, despite the increase in crimes committed against women based on gender, there have been budget cuts to programs related to gender. prevention, care, punishment and eradication of violence against women.
For example, they indicated 56% less for Attention to women victims of crimes, 15% less for Prevention, attention and access to justice for women, adolescents and girls in situations of violence, 10% less for the Women Leaders of the Home Program or heads of family and 8% less for Strengthening the Investigation and Persecution of Gender Crimes.