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{ else }   Alert: Awaress of Guatemalan Femicide  
Focus:Human Rights
Action Request:Petition
Location:Guatemala
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/201727160
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On May 1st, 2007 the House and the Senate passed two resolutions: House Resolution 100 submitted by Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis & Senate Resolution 178 submitted by Senator Jeff Bingaman.  

The Resolution condemns the murders and expresses condolences and support to families of victims. Specifically, the resolution encourages the Government of Guatemala to recognize domestic violence as a crime and to promptly investigate the killings and prosecute those responsible. It also encourages adequate resources for police and prosecutors to investigate the murders thoroughly and urges the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala to meet with the families of the victims. Finally, it recommends that the Secretary of State develop a comprehensive plan to address and combat the growing problem of violence against women in Latin America.

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Posted: May 23, 2007 4:33pm | comment (0) | discuss () | permalink  
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