Global NewsDozens Protest in Panama over Disappearance of Women

Dozens Protest in Panama over Disappearance of Women


- Advertisment -spot_img

More than a hundred people protested Tuesday in Panama against the disappearance of more than 15 women during the last year, a denunciation made by several collectives, AFP reports.

Dozens Protest in Panama over Disappearance of Women
Dozens protest in Panama

“Every day there is a girl, a minor, a woman, a mother, a wife missing and the authorities do nothing at all,” Nayiska Pimentel, one of the demonstrators who protested outside the headquarters of the Attorney General’s Office in Panama City, told AFP.

In recent days, several groups have denounced the disappearance in Panama of at least 15 women during the last year. These organizations fear that the missing women may have been murdered, kidnapped or raped.


“We all want us alive,” said Melvis Gernado, also present at the protest.

Some of the demonstrators carried purple scarves and signs with slogans such as “we want justice, not statistics.”

Read AlsoNew York Times Wins 135 Pulitzer Prize Awards

It is “very regrettable, very painful for us (…) Our mothers and sisters are missing in our homes, we want them back, we want them returned”, added Agar Tejada at the same rally.

For its part, the Attorney General’s Office denied that there has been a significant increase in the number of disappearances in the country in the last year.

“There is no unusual increase in the number of disappearances of people, (although) there are specific cases that call attention,” said Azael Samaniego, secretary general of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, at a press conference on Monday.

According to Samaniego, the Public Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating 17 disappearances of women and 29 of men in Panama.

Read AlsoChrisland: Broadcaster Arraigned for Sharing Student Sex Tape

“Work is being done on each of these cases,” Samaniego said.

Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino also recently downplayed the significance of the figure, which has raised criticism from feminist collectives. “Many of these (missing) people have left with other partners or have emigrated from Panama,” he said.

The minister’s words met with a response at Tuesday’s protest: “Mr. minister If it were your daughter, sister or wife, would you say they left with the boyfriend or from the country?” one protester pointed out on a sign.

New Webbs is an independent online news platform launched with the aim of connecting the world with the latest news on the web.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

SUNU Health Reiterates Commitment To Human Health, Wellbeing

Lagos, Nigeria - Dr Faith Nwachi, Chief Operating Officer, SUNU Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO), has reiterated the organisation’s commitment to...

In Entrepreneurship, Agility is the Name of the Game – Seleem Adegunwa

Lagos, Nigeria - In his drive to inspire future entrepreneurs that would make significant growth to the nation’s economy... Initiates ‘Complify’ To Simplify Tax Compliance

Lagos, Nigeria -, under the leadership of Florence Chikezie, has announced the launch of a new service called...

More Than 80 Passengers Killed In Congo Boat Accident

DRC - A boat carrying 270 passengers has capsized on a river near Congo's capital of Kinshasa, leaving more than...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Police Nab Kidnappers Who Murder Six-year-old Boy For Food

Taraba, Nigeria - The operatives of Adamawa State Police Command have arrested two suspected male Kidnapers for the killing...

Bigi-Sponsored Nigerian Idol Bids Farewell To Jennifer After Powerful Performance

Lagos, Nigeria - A beloved contestant, Jennifer, known for her powerful vocals, left the Bigi-sponsored Nigerian Idol stage with...

Must read

In Entrepreneurship, Agility is the Name of the Game – Seleem Adegunwa

Lagos, Nigeria - In his drive to inspire future...

Rite Foods’ Chairman, Adegunwa Becomes Asiwaju Of Ijebu

Lagos, Nigeria - According to a report published in...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you