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Monday, June 11, 2007

End the Femicide in Ciudad Juárez , Mexico

Since 1993, over 450 women have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez on the Mexico-US border, and about the same number have disappeared. The crimes have gone to Chihuahua City as well.

Mexican authorities have persistently refused to properly investigate these killings and disappearances and bring the perpetrators--likely including a serial killer or killers-- to justice.

Many familiar with the situation suspect that key officials may have ties to the lucrative sex trafficking trade, and/or are under the sway of American companies that set up factories just across the border to increase their profits and evade laws on fair wages and worker safety.

Indeed a number of the victims--all very poor women--struggled for their own survival and that of their loved ones by working in these factories or in prostitution.

These were all precious human lives with faces and names, who left loved ones behind. And more precious human lives with faces and names will be at stake, there will be more grieving survivors, if nothing is done.

Amigos de Las Mujeres de Juárez (Friends of the Women of Juárez) is a nonprofit whose mission is to:

Work toward ending crimes against women in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua City and provide financial, logistical, and emotional support to the families of the Cd. Juárez and Chihuahua City serial-killing victims and the Casa Amiga rape and abuse crisis center in Cd. Juárez.

Please support their work! One thing you can do is purchase fundraising postcards, "Action Cards," from them that show pictures and names of victims. On the back of each postcard is a letter to Mexican authorities demanding justice.

Amnesty International USA also offers this:

Take Action for the Women of Juarez
http://www.amnestyusa.org/Bordertown/Take_Action_for_the_Women_of_Juarez/page.do?id=1101544&n1=2&n2=22&n3=795

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