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Statistics Institute: 23 women slain in Puerto Rico so far this year

Dr. Orville Disdier, executive director of the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics

By The Star Staff

So far this year, the killings of 23 women have been recorded in Puerto Rico, of which 10 have been femicides and eight of those were committed by their partners, according to data from the island Institute of Statistics presented during the Second Symposium on Statistics on Gender Violence in Puerto Rico.

“This Second Symposium on Statistics on Gender Violence has become a fundamental space for the exchange of knowledge and the promotion of concrete actions to confront this serious problem that affects our society,” said Dr. Orville Disdier, the executive director of the Statistics Institute of Puerto Rico, in a written statement.

The symposium brought together more than 100 representatives from the public and private sectors and nonprofit organizations, and included the participation of 14 experts who addressed topics such as the design of public policies to eradicate gender violence, the social impact of violence and the health approach to combating it.

During the event, the importance of addressing all manifestations of violence, including economic and emotional violence, as well as child abuse, was highlighted, as was the importance of statistical data in the formulation of public policies.

The Statistics Institute is an autonomous government entity in charge of coordinating the production of government statistics to ensure that data and statistical collection systems are complete and reliable, and that they provide rapid and universal access. More information and access to the symposium presentations can be found by visiting []( Segundo-simposio-estadisticas-violencia-de-genero).

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