Urgent stop femicide
President Rosario Piedra Ibarra ordered the General Recommendation to request the Mexican State a joint, public and open recognition of the serious situation that women in our country go through due to gender.
Given the high rates of violence in Mexico, mainly against women, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) issued General Recommendation 43/2020 for violations of access to justice and insufficient application of public policies in prevention, care, punishment and comprehensive reparation for direct and indirect victims of femicides and other violence against them.
The National Commission considers it urgent to stop the most extreme and irreversible expression of violence committed against women: femicide. It is considered necessary to redirect, harmonize, modify and strengthen public policies, legislation, strategies and government plans that allow women to have effective access to protection mechanisms in all their spheres.
For this reason, the CNDH issued General Recommendation 43/2020. In it, the Mexican State is requested to carry out a joint, public and open recognition of the serious situation that women in our country go through due to gender and in which they commit, within the scope of their respective competencies, to carry out actions to prevent, eliminate and eradicate all acts of violence against women.
It is essential that the State authorities refrain from stigmatizing and criminalizing the citizens who carry out demonstrations, creating the protocols of action applicable in peaceful social gatherings and demonstrations, and which must be harmonized with the National Law on the use of the force.
Finally, we know that no action is capable of recovering the life of a woman victim of femicide.