Report more than 20 cases of sexual assault on women in Colombia

The document reveals that feminist organizations have denounced members of the Police who intimidate women who participate in the marches. Photo: REDFIC

The Human Rights Network of the Southwest of Colombia "Francisco Isaías Cifuentes" (REDFIC), published this Saturday a report that details the cases of sexual assault against women in the framework of the constant complaints of repression by the public force against protesters in Colombia, Telesur reviews on its website.

In the document, the Human Rights Network asserts that from April 28 to May 14 the Southwest region registers 11 cases of sexual assault against women in the department of Valle del Cauca and three more in the city of Popayán (department del Cauca), so the figure of 12 from the NGO Temblores, increases to 26 cases nationwide.

“However, it is essential to point out that, from April 28 to May 13, we have been able to register in the REDFIC that out of a total of - 2021 Special Report of 209 people captured, 52 have been women, another 19 have been injured and 15 are still missing ”, the report details.

The document reveals that feminist organizations have denounced members of the Police who intimidate women who participate in the marches with actions such as sexual touching, abusive sexual acts, insults, violent carnal access, cruel and degrading treatment

“Women and feminized bodies suffer multiple other human rights violations due to gender identity and their sexual practices, which, however, are hardly recorded. This happens precisely because another aspect of this police violence, expressed in sexist practices and imaginations, denies and specifically violates the existence of people with diverse sexualities and genders, ”says the Isaías Cifuentes Network.

Faced with the events that have arisen, REDFIC clarifies that not only women are victims of police violence, but also adolescents who participate massively in rallies against the policies of Iván Duque, “this police violence is differential and specifically hits women , girls, boys and people in diversities of sex and gender, invisible, "they add.

Despite the cases of repression perpetrated by agents of the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad and members of the Army, Colombians completed 18 days mobilized in all regions demanding a change in the socio-political model, which would allow the violence to cease and reduce deep social inequality.

 

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