Geovanna Ángulo RamosAge 27
30 Nov 2020
Santiago Suchilquitongo, Oaxaca (Mexico)
Giovanna's beaten and decomposing body was found in a ravine on Monday 30th November. She had been missing since Wednesday 25th November.
OAXACA, Oax. (apro) .- The "Rosario Castellanos" Group of Studies on Women (GESMujer) expressed its outrage at the hate crime against Geovanna AR, 27, whose body was found this Tuesday in a ravine.
After demanding that the case be investigated under the femicide protocol, the president of GESMujer, Angélica Ayala Ortiz, pointed out the urgency of implementing investigations that lead to the sanction of violent murders based on gender orientation.
Geovanna, a trans woman, was reported missing since last November 25 in San Agustín, Etla. His body was found today in a ravine in the area "El Campamento", in Santiago Suchilquitongo.
This case, like that of 477 women and girls who have been violently murdered so far during the Alejandro Murat administration, is an outrageous example of the level of sexist violence and misogyny that persist in Oaxaca, stressed Ayala Ortiz.
It also considered that discriminatory expressions, acts of violence that materialize in hate crimes, serious human rights violations for reasons related to the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of the victims, should be eradicated from society through of public inclusion policies that recognize the rights to sexual and gender diversity.
Because of her expression of being a woman she said Geovanna is one more victim of the omissions and negligence of the Oaxaca General Prosecutor's Office, since she was reported to the missing persons search unit, but they did not find her alive.
She highlighted that in 25% of the cases of 94 women murdered in a violent way so far this year, their corpses were abandoned in vacant lots, ravines, lonely villages, dirt roads, in the garbage dump, in clandestine graves or, as in in this case, in a dam. All represent a dehumanization of her body and, therefore, should be considered as transfemicide.
Hallan en barranca, cadáver de Geovanna "A", mujer trans de 27 años reportada como desaparecida en Villa de Etla, Oaxaca. Activistas, organizaciones, familiares y amistades exigen justicia a las autoridades para que el crimen no quede impune. #JusticiaParaGeovanna🏳️⚧️😭 pic.twitter.com/esHc2l4HHs— Fuera del Clóset A.C. 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@FueraCloset_AC) December 3, 2020