-THE OTHER PANDEMIC-

The violence against women during the COVID-19 crisis in Mexico

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Rising levels of stress, economic and food insecurity, and isolation due to Covid-19 have dramatically increased levels of domestic violence in Mexico and require immediate action to protect women and children at risk. Calls to shelters reporting violence have increased by 60 to 80% and asylum requests in these spaces have increased by 30%, according to the Red Nacional de Refugios.

 

HIGHLIGHTING THE FACT 

POLICIA DE GENERO NAUCALPAN - EDOMEX

In the city of Naucalpan, listed in the Red Alert on gender violence, the gender police specializing in violence against women intervene with the support of the C4. 

The C4 is the Control and emergency call center of Naucalpan. Since the start of the pandemic, calls for help for domestic violence have increased by more than 30% in just one month.

UNDERSTANDING THE ACTIONS 

 through the Portrait of social workers

Since the start of the pandemic, the numbers of domestic violence have only increased. Yet the latter remain underestimated by the government, which considers the facts to be a non-priority in the current situation. The context is such that since the start of confinement in March 2020, the latter has increasingly removed subsidies intended for associations fighting against gender violence.

Nevertheless, many social workers, activists, lawyers and psychologists continued to fight this phenomenon throughout the duration of the corona virus epidemic.

KARLA
She is an ex-victim of domestic violence, has converted to a lawyer near the APIS Center for Attention to Battered Women, in turn to help women in need.
TANIA
Director of the APIS center
CYNTHIA
She is the coordinator of the Fortaleza external attention center since 2018. After studying child psychology she decide to focused on gender violence.
JIMENA
Coordinator of the women's shelters Fortaleza
KARLA
She is an ex-victim of domestic violence, has converted to a lawyer near the APIS Center for Attention to Battered Women, in turn to help women in need.
TANIA
Director of the APIS center
CYNTHIA
She is the coordinator of the Fortaleza external attention center since 2018. After studying child psychology she decide to focused on gender violence.
JIMENA
Coordinator of the women's shelters Fortaleza
KARLA
She is an ex-victim of domestic violence, has converted to a lawyer near the APIS Center for Attention to Battered Women, in turn to help women in need.
TANIA
Director of the APIS center
CYNTHIA
She is the coordinator of the Fortaleza external attention center since 2018. After studying child psychology she decide to focused on gender violence.
JIMENA
Coordinator of the women's shelters Fortaleza

APIS

APIS Centre Foundation for Equity, receive women at risk and victims of domestic violence. They also attends by video calls patient who accuses her partner of domestic abuse, amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The organisation receives donated to redistribute them to women beneficiaries.

FORTALEZA

Many women have had to take refuge in women's shelters, following domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, calls to shelters reporting violence have increased by 60 to 80% and asylum requests in these spaces have increased by 30%, according to the Red Nacional de los Refugios.

 

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