Carla Girón LondoñoAge 23
5 Jan 2019
Tuluá, Valle de Cauca (Colombia)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/6-Jan-2019/Carla Girón Lodoño
Carla was shot by three men while she was riding her father's motorcycle. She died in hospital.
On the night of last Saturday, three men were waiting for her in Tres Esquinas, in Tuluá. She was shot in the chest and taken to the San Francisco de Tuluá clinic.
"This is a homicide of a transgender woman who was entering the municipality through the 'Tres Esquinas' sector, they were waiting at that point and they shoot her," said Lt. Guillermo Carreño, commander of the Second Tuluá Police District.
Like Carla, there are other transgender women who are currently at risk, the psychologist Alejandra is one of them, at 26 she has suffered several types of discrimination, she was Karla's friend whom she remembers as a calm young woman.
"Carla was a webcam model girl, close to the foundation, a woman who had no problem with anyone, very cheerful and enthusiastic," said Alejandra Llano, a transgender friend of the victim.
The killing of Carla adds to five other cases registered in Jamundí and Cali, activists of the LGTBI community ask for follow-up to these crimes.
"All of this violence begins with the discrimination suffered by the compañeras when they are separated from their homes, by expressing their gender identity," said Pedro Julio Pardo, activist and director of the Santamaría Foundation.
Carla's Facebook account is https://www.facebook.com/Carlagiron09.