According to Listin Diario, last year, 99 deaths were reported as women’s homicides and femicides, so this year will not bring any good news to society to get rid of this scourge.
Among the cases reported so far is that of a 10-year-old preadolescent girl and her mother, both of Haitian nationality, who was murdered on January 13.
In the assassinations, firearms and knives have been used, as well as beatings. So far authorities have captured the perpetrators of the crimes but incredibly in one of the cases the victim died without wanting to reveal the name of her victimizer.
Violence against women is so deeply rooted in this nation that it will be difficult to reduce it at least if the causes are not attacked from the root, including the home and upbringing within families.
Hopefully in the coming months the trend of these terrible deaths will decrease and people will become aware of the value of women in our societies. jg/arm/mem/ema