Dec 13, 2011

Violence Against Women: Mexico Chamber of Deputies approves the classification of the crime of femicide

Translated by MexicoBlog

CNN Mexico: "On Tuesday, the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico approved the definition of the crime of femicide, punishable by up to 60 years in prison. The decison, which involves changing four federal standards such as the Penal Code, seeks to inhibit intentional murder of women through the establishment of severe penalties. The document will be sent to the Senate for analysis.

During the session, the parliamentary groups applauded the passage of the initiative, although they admitted that the country has numerous unresolved matters regarding gender equality and combating violence against women.
"Violence against women and girls does not respect borders," said deputy Dolores Nazares de los Angeles, one of the promoters of the opinion. She added that between 2007 and 2009 the rate of femicide increased 68% nationwide." Spanish orignial

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