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What are 'femicides' and why are they on the rise across Mexico?


Three weeks ago, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Baja California based on the recent crimes and kidnappings, causing some tourists to reconsider travel plans.

For those living in Baja California, the issues surrounding high crime rates are nothing new, especially crimes against women. The worst of those crimes are gender biased killings towards females, called ‘femicide’ and they have been on the rise for years.

Here is a link from the World Health Organization explaining what is a femicide.

“They call it femicide because it’s an attack on women, but it’s mainly because of how gruesome the crime is against a female,” said Michael Lettieri who has a Ph.D Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Center for U.S. Mexican studies.

According to the State Attorney General in Tijuana, there have been three femicides, but news outlets, like La Jornada, report 15 women have been killed just in March and adding that in brings the total number of femicides in Tijuana to 44 in 2022.

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