A total of 251 femicides, including 20 linked and 5 trans-transvesticides, were committed in the country during 2021, which averages one gender-based crime every 35 hours and represents 13 percent less than the number of registered cases in 2020, according to a report from the National Registry of Femicides of the Argentine Justice carried out by the Office of Women (OM) of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (CSJN).
This survey has been carried out since 2015, based on the legal cases in which the violent deaths of cis women, trans women and transvestites are investigated for reasons of gender and provides the official figures that are used as a reference for the elaboration of public policies. .
It is that, in addition to this official report, there are statistics produced by different feminist organizations (such as La Casa del Encuentro, Now That They See Us, Mumalá and the Lucía Pérez Observatory) that carry out monthly surveys on femicides and that basically obtain the information by journalistic publications.
In @ObserLuciaPerez there are 8 registers with all the information case by case, a toolbox to control the cases and the Judiciary and a library with analysis material and booklets to work in groups. All the info is updated daily https://t.co/VzSdJbG2aY
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After knowing the statistics, the Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity, Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, assured that “for the first time in history since its creation, the numbers dropped significantly: 13 percent compared to the previous year” .
On the other hand, CSJN statistics highlight that 182 of the 231 direct femicides occurred in the context of domestic violence, 20 cases took place in a situation of sexual violence or human trafficking, while 3 cases occurred in a context of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.