In bone-chilling numbers, femicides in Mexico are a national emergency

Originally published on Feb 14, 2020 on the National Catholic Reporter.

On Feb. 9, 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla was stabbed to death, skinned and disemboweled by her boyfriend in Mexico City. And while local media has been consumed with the gruesome details of Escamilla’s brutal killing, that wasn’t the only femicide committed in the country that day.