Reported 64 women murdered first half of 2012 in Bolivia

Posted on August 13, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues

There were 64 murders in the first six months of 2012, of which 43 cases are made ​​of femicide, the report said Manuela Observatory Center for Information and Development of Women (ICW). Of the 43 cases of femicide registered in the country, 12 cases occurred in the department of Cochabamba, 10 in the municipality of La Paz, 8 in the city of El Alto and 7 in Santa Cruz. Femicides are violent deaths of women after long histories of everyday violence by their partners or after being raped are killed intentionally to cover their tracks or evidence of the crime, according to the ICW. Read Article

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