Feminicide: Impunity for the Perpetrators and Injustice for the Victims

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feminicide
impunity
justice
Mexico

Executive Summary

This chapter considers the power of the concept of ‘feminicide’ to name the entrenched ongoing vulnerability of women and girls to feminicide. Drawing from a history of Juárez, Mexico’s feminicide, and statistics from the Feminicidio [Feminicide] 1993–2016 database, I analyze a system of gendered violence created by an exceptionally complacent State of Mexico toward the killing of women and girls. I argue that Juárez demonstrates a case of ‘systemic sexual feminicide’ where there have been virtually no legal consequences for perpetrators. Using the methodology of the oppressed, I also consider examples of social resistance by relatives of the victims to attempt to forge other possibilities for access to justice.

External Authors

Julia E. Monárrez Fragoso

 

 

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