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Women Organizing Against Femicide in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

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Since the early 1990s, hundreds of women have been murdered and thousands have been reported missing in a Mexican city just over the US border from El Paso, Texas. War News Radio's Jovanna Hernandez talks with organizers combatting violence against women in Ciudad Juarez.

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ANCHOR INTRO: Since the early 1990s, hundreds of women have been murdered and thousands have been reported missing in a Mexican city just over the US border from El Paso, Texas. War News Radio's Jovanna Hernandez talks with organizers combatting violence against women in Ciudad Juarez.

LEAD: Irma Casa, director of Casa Amiga Esther Chavez Cano or Casa Amiga in Ciudad Juarez describes the city as wounded, filled with extortion, kidnappings, burglary, and rape.

Femicide is not certified in any legislation in Mexico, instead the state prosecutes under gender-based crimes. Lydia Govea, the international coordinator of Justicia Para Nuestras Hijas, that is Justice For Our Daughters explains its usage.

GOVEA: In Ciudad Juarez, feminicidio or femicide was first used as mutilated bodies of women were being found in the desert. When women are killed because they are women, due to matters of cu...
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