Official figures show 705 women killed in 2011
[Translation of an article by Inter Press Service as published in La Jornada of Mexico City on January 30. See original here.]
Guatemala, January 29 – A wave of femicides in Guatemala, one of the countries with the greatest incidence of these crimes, has resulted in governmental and social actions and the involvement of two Nobel prize laureates in an attempt to halt this savagery against women.
According to reports by the Comisión Presidencial contra el Racismo (Presidential Commission against Racism), in 2011 a total of 705 women in the country lost their lives in acts of violence, most of them by fire arms and because of their gender, compared to 675 the previous year. (more…)