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Violence getting worse in Mexico

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Violence getting worse in Mexico

“Femicides in Mexico exceed official figures”

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Women say in study they feel more insecure in the wake of the pandemic

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The reality for this sector seems to have worsened in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a UN Women report, violence against the female sector has grown around the world since the start of the health crisis; to the extent that almost half of the interviewees revealed having suffered gender violence or at least having witnessed this scourge.

According to the report, that collects data from 13 countries4 out of 10 women now say they feel more insecure in public spaces, and 25% say that conflicts in their homes have been more frequent.

Mexico, in crisis due to femicides

In the specific case of Mexico, the crisis due to femicides the same has worsened, says the network “We Have Other Data”, which requires the federal government declare gender alert throughout the national territory, since the official figures for this crime are much lower than reality.

On Wednesday, on the eve of the commemoration of 25N, authorities of Mexico City practically “shielded” Historic sites are fenced in anticipation of today’s marches and protests.


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“Femicides in Mexico exceed official figures”

Security

Women say in study they feel more insecure in the wake of the pandemic

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The reality for this sector seems to have worsened in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a UN Women report, violence against the female sector has grown around the world since the start of the health crisis; to the extent that almost half of the interviewees revealed having suffered gender violence or at least having witnessed this scourge.

According to the report, that collects data from 13 countries4 out of 10 women now say they feel more insecure in public spaces, and 25% say that conflicts in their homes have been more frequent.

Mexico, in crisis due to femicides

In the specific case of Mexico, the crisis due to femicides the same has worsened, says the network “We Have Other Data”, which requires the federal government declare gender alert throughout the national territory, since the official figures for this crime are much lower than reality.

On Wednesday, on the eve of the commemoration of 25N, authorities of Mexico City practically “shielded” Historic sites are fenced in anticipation of today’s marches and protests.

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