The number of women killed in the state of Chihuahua by 2002, relative to the year 1993, date when the state received international notoriety for the prevalence of this heinous crime, had doubled. This problem and the recognition by the authorities that the majority of femicides had its origin in the gender violence that occurred in the family environment, gave rise to the CEDEHM.
At the same time, in 2006, was implemented the then new criminal justice system, in which we were a pioneering organization, participating in its creation from its intial legislation. Our work began with attention to women who suffered violence from their partners and who had been mistreated and revictimized by those who operate the institutions responsible for attending, investigating, and delivering justice in these cases, due to a profound lack of gender perspective.
Mainly but not exclusively, we focus on the accompaniment of women, their sons and daughters, victims of gender-based violence within the couple’s relationship; and women, boys, and girls, victims of sexual violence.