A family member of a woman who was shot dead, wipes tears of her eye near the crime scene in Bocadelmonte...
A family member of a woman who was shot dead, wipes tears of from eye while standing near the crime scene in Bocadelmonte on the outskirts of Guatemala City July 12, 2013. The woman was shot dead while standing outside a store in a low-income neighborhood. Central America encompasses some of the countries with the world's highest rates of femicide, defined as the murder of a woman for reasons connected with her gender. El Salvador has the highest incidence of femicide in the world, and Guatemala has the third highest rate, according to a study published by the NGO, The Academic Council on the United Nations System. According to UN Women, in Honduras femicide is thought to be the second most common cause of death among women of reproductive age. The organisation also states that an average of two women are murdered every day in Guatemala. November 25 marks the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Picture taken July 12, 2013 REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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