Daily Archives: July 13, 2019

Against femicides: Human Rights activists demand to declare national alert

El Diario reports:

Climbing femicides

Human Rights activists demand to declare national alert

  • More than 50 institutions ask municipal and departmental governments to activate “measures, actions and economic resources”


Through a public statement issued by the Bolivian Chapter of the Inter-American Platform for Human Rights, Democracy and Development, more than 52 institutions demand that the government of President Evo Morales declare “National Alert Against Violence Against Women,” as provided by the Law No. 348 “Integral to Guarantee Women a Life Free of Violence,” before the escalation of femicides registered by the country.

“We demand that the National Government, within the framework of its constitutional responsibilities and in compliance with current national regulations, declare National Alert Against Violence Against Women, as provided by Law No. 348 in its articles 37 and 38, and in this way, immediate and obligatory measures are activated and the necessary economic resources are allocated to face the tasks of prevention, attention and protection due to guarantee and safeguard the life, integrity and dignity of women in Bolivia,” the public pronouncement states.


In the last hours, Santa Cruz Police reported that a man raped and killed his 14-year-old stepdaughter, the incident occurred in Pampa de la Isla. The murder of the teenager is the tenth case of femicide recorded in that city.

The main suspect of the crime, his stepfather, a 57-year-old man who arrived at the house at 03:00 in the morning in a drunken state; the brothers of the minor asked for help in the hope of saving her life but without results.

Another fatal femicide was reported in the city of Oruro, where an 18-year-old girl was found dead among a pile of trash in a neighborhood east of that city.