Global Connect! Gender Justice Writing Project

Part: 2

A Mother is Murdered; Suspect Flees Again

Monday, August 15, 2011

In her first blog Global Connect! writer Zaira Cortés uses one case of domestic violence in her community to talk about domestic violence against all women to raise awareness of the problem and to encourage women to report incidents.

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"We have not given up. There is still a lot of pain in our hearts. Hector Ramirez should be in prison. Our family will not feel safe until Hector pays for his heinous crime," said a close relative.

The New York City Police Department has increased the reward for the suspect from $12,000 to $22,000 and they hope someone will recognize Ramirez and inform the police where he can be found.

Read the original blog at Zaira's blog Siuatan


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Series Overview

Global Connect! Gender Justice Writing Project

Part: 9

A Woman In the Pursuit of Justice

Part: 8

Lives Cut Short: Trafficking from Mexico to New York

Part: 7

Family and Work: An Immigrant Woman's Dilemma

Part: 6

Poverty Is not Folklore for Indigenous Mexican Women

Part: 5

Bronx Playwright Creates to Engage Her Community

Part: 4

Mothers on the Move Signals Solidarity in South Bronx

Part: 3

Limitations of Language: A Barrier for mothers to overcome

Part: 2

A Mother is Murdered; Suspect Flees Again

Part: 1

Leaders Who Are Women of Color: Take a Deep Breath