Cash-Strapped Femicide Law Takes Effect In Nicaragua (Nicaragua)

Posted on July 30, 2012

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ISSN:1089-1560
LADB Article ID: 78664
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: 2012-07-26
By: Benjamin Witte-Lebhar

The Ley Integral contra la Violencia hacia las Mujeres, Ley 779 went into effect in June,, with the goal of eradicating femicide. According to local women’s rights groups, more than 700 femicides—murders of women at the hands of men—have occurred in the past decade. Just how effective Ley 779 will be in tackling the “epidemic” remains to be seen, particularly since Nicaragua’s Ministerio Público (MP) has not yet secured the budget funds needed to fully enforce it.

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