Who is Protecting Our Women ?
On the heels of the Moralez murder this weekend, the United Democratic Party issued a release, calling on the Prime Minister Chair of the National Security Council to address with alacrity the rise in femicide. In the party’s statement, the opposition expressed fury and dismay at the crime, calling it a state of citizen insecurity that is plaguing our nation with our women going missing, being sexually assaulted and murdered daily. The release reads, in part, quote, “It has been a mere two weeks since there was the horrid discovery of the gruesomely murdered young Imari Galvez from Belmopan City that remains unsolved. Here we are again, our women are under siege, and nothing is being done by the Minister of Police to bring their killers to justice! We are compelled to ask are we living in a failed state where the Government allows murderers to act with impunity with a level of comfort that their domestic terrorism will go unpunished while our general population lives in the discomfort of fear and anxiety. Will the Minister of Police not do anything to combat this unprecedented wave of femicide that has engulfed our nation? Where is the Special Envoy Rosana Briceno? Where is the Minister of Women Affairs Dolores Baldaramos? Where is the National Women’s Commission?” End of quote.