A state lawmaker criticized the gender alert issued months ago by the Mexican government in Baja California for its lack of effectiveness.

Assemblywoman Daylin Garcia said last year over 3,700 women were murdered in Mexico, of which 228 occurred in Baja California.

A gender based alert was issued about three months ago in order to reduce homicide of women, also known as femicides.

However, the number of women assassinated are still climbing, the lawmaker said.

According to Garcia, the state declined to accept a report issued by the Mexican government for the alert’s first quarter that prompted the Mexican Human Rights Commission to issue a warning. “We must detect actions that constitute gender violence,” the lawmaker said. “We require titanic institutional work (and) a cultural transformation.”

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