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Female Homicides In Ciudad Juárez - Biography
The phenomenon of the female homicides in Ciudad Juárez, called in Spanish feminicidio ("femicide") involves the violent deaths of hundreds of women and girls since 1993 in the northern Mexican region of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a border city across the Rio Grande from the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas. The amount of murdered women in Ciudad Juarez since 1993 is estimated to be more than 700. The murders of females in Ciudad Juárez since 1993 have received international attention, primarily due to perceived government inaction in preventing violence against females and bringing perpetrators to justice. Crime and violence are prevalent in Ciudad Juarez and both males and females die violently in the region; however the high rates and nature of the murders of women and girls in Juarez expresses gendered oppression, and is a manifestation of inequality of gender relations, patriarchal hegemony, social class, and impunity.