High levels of femicide keep women’s security low in Central Mexico
- For every 100 women murdered in Mexico’s 31 states between 2008 and 2013, 14 of them took place in Mexico State (Edomex).
- The deaths occur in the context of an ongoing drug war that has seen more than 100,000 people killed or gone missing.
- Despite bodies turning up regularly in rivers and sewers, state authorities are reluctant to cooperate with requests for exact figures and at times will bury individuals found without allowing families to see the bodies.
“We are never alone. We try to go in groups wherever we go.”
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