in Juarez, Mexico
During a presentation Tuesday, Alfredo Limas Hernandez, co-director of the Social and Gender Violence Observatory in Juarez, said that at least 112 women that were reported missing in Juarez over the past 20 years have not been found yet. Limas, a research instructor at the Autonomous University of Juarez (UACJ), has been investigating the Juarez femicides for more than a dozen years.
Here is an extract from Amnesty International's 2015/16 annual report on Mexico:
"Violence against women and girls remained endemic, including killings, abductions and sexual violence.
In July, five men were handed multiple life sentences for the abduction, sexual exploitation and killing of 11 women in the U.S. border (city) Ciudad Juárez, whose remains were found in the desert surrounding the town in 2012.
"When she finally got hold of the official file of the case, she found it was nearly empty. She told Amnesty International: 'What is in my daughter’s file is what I have handed in, nothing else.'"
"Relatives of another person who was disappeared said that members of the Chihuahua State Public Prosecutor’s Office reportedly refused to carry out an investigation in a certain part of the state, saying: “We are afraid, we cannot go there,” the human rights organization reported.