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The COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate domestic violence

Gender-based violence and domestic violence prevail in Mexico

The COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please call 911 and report the crime - Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 07/04/2020 14:56 Mexico City Pedro Villa y Caña, Alberto Morales Actualizada 15:03
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Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero said that now that people are required to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this could worsen domestic violence situations at home, as a result of overcrowding and the economic crisis. The increase in domestic violence cases will have a bigger impact on low-income women and children.   

Now, in order to prevent domestic violence, Minister Sánchez Cordero said the federal government will launch a national campaign to prevent violence in the incoming days.  

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Additionally, Mexico’s Insitute for Women (Inmujeres) has been sharing numbers where women can report domestic violence in each state, as well as promoting gender equality at home, especially during a time when entire families spend the quarantine together. 

If you are a victim of domestic violence, please call 911

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