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Venezuela: 228 feminicides in 2020, a third more than in 2019

2020-11-27T03:14:07.858Z

Some 228 feminicides occurred in 2020 in Venezuela, or 36.52% more than the previous year, announced Wednesday, November 25 a specialized association, the day of the International Day of the United Nations for the elimination of violence against the women. “We have seen an alarming increase , ” said Aimeé Zambrano, coordinator of the independent organization Monitor de Feminicidios, linked to the



Some 228 feminicides occurred in 2020 in Venezuela, or 36.52% more than the previous year, announced Wednesday, November 25 a specialized association, the day of the International Day of the United Nations for the elimination of violence against the women.

“We have seen an alarming increase

,

said Aimeé Zambrano, coordinator of the independent organization Monitor de Feminicidios, linked to the digital platform Utopix.

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According to the Monitor, 159 of those 228 murders occurred after lockdown was introduced in the country in mid-March.

Dozens of women demonstrated in front of the Caracas courthouse and other public buildings, chanting in particular:

"We are being murdered, we women!"

The Venezuelan government stopped giving official feminicide figures in 2016, after announcing 121 for 2015.

Source: lefigaro

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