La Casa del Encuentro has released unofficial figures citing the death of 126 women as a result of domestic violence during the first half of this year. This figure is a 40 per cent increase from the same period in 2009.
The report was compiled from cases reported to Argentine news media because of the lack of filed complaints against attackers.
The majority of the crimes occurred in the province of Buenos Aires with the perpetrators identified as the current or former husbands or boyfriends of the victims.
Fabia Tunez the general coordinator of La Casa del Encuetro urges the government to implement the comprehensive law Congress approved in March of 2009 that punishes and eradicates violence against women.