“This achievement is not just a statistic, but the result of a collective effort, a demonstration of our commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for women in our State.” It was with these words that the Secretary of State for Women, Márdhia El-Shawwa, received, on the morning of this Tuesday, the 14th, the news that Acre had reduced the number of femicides by 42.9%, between 2022 and 2023 The data are from the Brazilian Public Security Forum.
According to the publication, in the first half of 2023, the North region recorded 69 victims of the crime of feminicide, a reduction of 2.8%. Furthermore, there was a 60% reduction, between the same period of 2022 and 2023, in intentional crimes against women – without the qualification of feminicide.
Acre, according to the publication, goes against the data recorded in the rest of the country, especially in the Southeast region, where three of the four states showed growth in the crime of feminicide: in São Paulo, the growth was 33.7 %; in Minas Gerais, 11%; in Espírito Santo, the variation was 20%.
The Federal District also showed an increase in gender-based violence, with 21 victims of feminicide recorded in the first six months of this year, an increase of 250% if the six cases in the same period last year are considered.
As for the number of rapes of vulnerable people, Acre also showed a reduction, when comparing the year 2022 to 2023. In 2022, 340 crimes of this nature were recorded; In 2023, in the same period, the absolute number was 271, which represents a reduction of 20.3%.
According to Márdhia El-Shawwa, the work has been tireless in implementing effective public policies, awareness campaigns and support for victims. “We want to eradicate gender-based violence in our state and our journey is far from over. We must remain increasingly vigilant, in the work of education and awareness, to further strengthen the safety of women in our society”, she reinforced.