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Inmujeres accepted that 91% of victims of violence do not report, but not that calls are

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In the first quarter of the year, 911 has received 400,000 emergency calls for gender violence. (Photo: Imelda Medina / Reuters)
In the first quarter of the year, 911 has received 400,000 emergency calls for gender violence. (Photo: Imelda Medina / Reuters)

During a meeting with deputies from the Gender Equality Commission, the president of the National Institute for Women (Women)Nadine Gasman Zylbermann explained that social confinement due to the health emergency of COVID-19 has evidenced the gender violence as a second epidemic.

Due to this circumstance the decision was made to implement a complaint campaign through the emergency number 911, which only in the month of April received 400,000 calls related to assaults on women and couples.

While he accepted that the 91% of victims do not request support or do not report the violence they suffer inside his house, he did not say that the emergency calls were false just as the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the press conference on May 15.

"I don't want to say that there is no violence against womenI don't want to be misinterpreted. 90% of calls registered for violence against women they are false"The president said. He even mentioned that "is demonstrated", but gave no further details to explain such a claim.

Gasman also listed the reasons why women do not report. (Photo: Luisa González / Reuters)
Gasman also listed the reasons why women do not report. (Photo: Luisa González / Reuters)

The reasons for which women they decide not to report, explained the official based on data from the National Survey on the Dynamics of Relationships in Households (ENDIREH) 2016, are because the 10% of them suppose that they will not believe; the 70% do not consider it important; and the Remaining 20% ​​fear retaliation that may arise.

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Against this background, the head of the institute indicated that reinforced actions against gender violence inside the houses of the 14 states where are the highest records of violence and femicides. He also stressed that in the face of this challenge the coordination between the Legislative power and the Executive.

He pointed out that from Inmujeres "we strive to let them know that they are not alone and they can ask for help" Therefore, he raised expand the responsiveness of 911 in order that you can receive, identify, locate and attend to women victims of violence.

Likewise, he pointed out that a comprehensive services directory and a Map georeferenced with disaggregated information of the dependencies they provide Attention, which will be sought to be carried out during the 24 hours in the seven days of the week.

The head of the Segob accepted that currently most of the resources have been directed to the attention of COVID-19. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The head of the Segob accepted that currently most of the resources have been directed to the attention of COVID-19. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

On the other hand, he explained that in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior and other dependencies will be driven a national strategy for violence prevention against women, girls, boys and adolescents, from which it will seek to ensure the availability and continuity of essential services and identify actions for the most vulnerable groups.

It is also intended strengthen information and monitoring systems in each entity to respond to the immediate needs of refuge, transit housesattention in prosecutors, prosecution and justice centers for women and the "Violet Doors", commented the official.

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However, the head of the Segob, Olga Sánchez Cordero, acknowledged that currently the Most of the public resources they are being destined to the attention of the sanitary emergency by the COVID-19, which represents uncertainty for him budget that had been contemplated in the subject of protection for women, among others.

Although she was concerned about the Indigenous Women's Houses, who have claimed withholdings of previously assigned resources by the Ministry of Finance, also explained that they seek other forms of financing as the European Union and some embassies that have not had the opportunity to exercise some resources redirected to human rights"

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