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Foundation demands police records regarding femicides

The president of the Life Without Violence Foundation, Yanira Fondeur demanded that the National Police provide a full list of femicides for the first quarter of this year. Fondeur disputed the 13 femicides reported by the Police, saying that the real number of women killed by their partners or former partners is 22.

Fondeur noted that January has been the bloodiest month regarding femicides with eight women killed, four in February, five in March and five in April, leaving 18 orphaned boys and girls.

She said that since last year the foundation has kept a monthly register of femicides based on publications in the media that showed there were 22 deaths of women during the first four months of the year. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 45.

Fondeur said that this year nine women have been killed by their partners with knives, eight by firearms three by strangling and two were beaten to death, with most of the tragedies happening at the women’s homes.

According to the NGO president, the Cibao continues to be the region with the most reported femicides, followed by the province of Santo Domingo. She noted that precise figures for these tragedies are necessary to guide the development of public policy that is necessary to reduce or eliminate femicide.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

May 4, 2017

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