Nada Bahlawan was shot and killed by her husband at dawn Jan. 22 in Beirut. The same day, a man stabbed his wife in south Lebanon after a dispute . On Dec. 16, British diplomat Rebecca Dykes was raped and murdered. Nine women were killed as of December.
Children often come across as the ignored and invisible victims of feminicide. The General Law on Victims adopted by the Mexican government is brought up by the article, making reference to the number of children orphaned by feminicide in Mexico.
The article addresses the situation of children as collateral victims of femicide. Several cases from Mexico are discussed, where many children are left motherless after their mothers perished at the hands of intimate partners.
This article gives an insight into the situation of femicide in Mexico and Guatemala. Some figures are also presented, along with the legal measures that have been undertaken in both countries to tackle this problem.