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Violence toward women comes out in the open

If the people who organized Sunday’s ceremony marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women needed a reminder of the tricky road ahead, they only had to glance at newspaper headlines on Monday morning.

“Guadalupe: a victim of her ex-partner’s rage” ran one head in Guadalajara daily Milenio. “A 28-year-old murdered by her ex, from whom she separated four months earlier after suffering abuse” the story continued.

Guadalupe Plasencia Rico became the 112th women to die in violent circumstances this year in Jalisco – half from gunshot wounds.

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