During the last couple of months, the Family Violence Unit of the El Paso County Attorney's Office has been helping an increasing number of victims who have been threatened with being taken to Ciudad Juarez to be killed by their spouses.
The restless violence present in Ciudad Juarez, along with the chronicles of hundreds of femicides, has increased the impact of those threats on victims of domestic violence in El Paso.
With the objective of increasing awareness among the El Paso legal community about the link between the violence in Juarez and the cases of domestic violence in our community, El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez is hosting Dr. Kathleen Staudt in an effort to create a dialog amongst judges of the 34th Judicial District.
Kathleen (Kathy) Staudt, a professor of political science at UTEP with a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, will be talking about "Femicide-Borders as magnets for Violence: General Suggestions for legal institutions working with victims of family violence on the border."
The presentation is not open to the public, but interested members of the media may attend.
WHO: County Attorney's Family Violence Unit
WHAT: Presentation "Femicide-Borders as magnets for Violence"
WHEN: Friday February 27, 2006 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: El Paso County Courthouse, Room. 306
500 E. San Antonio
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Juarez Threats Press Release.pdf