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Violence against women: Mexico city calls state of emergency

In Mexico city has been declared a state of emergency because of violence against women. As a result, the Problem would be more visible, said the mayor of the Mexican capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, on Thursday in a message.

"each must in this city STOP, FINAL say." In the framework of the measure, you will hit, among other things, a draft law for the creation of a public register of sexual offenders present, it was said of Sheinbaum. You will do everything in its Power to ensure that women and girls can feel free and safe.

Killed because of sex

According to official Figures, were murdered in the first nine months of this year in Mexico city, more than 150 women. In 40 of these cases it was Femizide – the victims were killed because of their gender. There was also, until the end of September, 527 emergency calls due to rape.

"March of silence": in September, people and relatives of Victims against murder and violence in Mexico city demonstrated. (8. September 2019) photo: Henry Romero/Reuters

The number of rape procedures had increased between October 2018 and October 2019, ten percent – because the city had hired numerous lawyers to advise and support women in the Show, - said Sheinbaum.

The 57-year-old environmental researcher, is for almost a year, the first woman to become chief of Mexico city. With around nine million inhabitants in the urban area and more than 20 million in the Metropolitan area of the capital of the Latin American country is one of the largest cities in the world. In Mexico, which suffers rates for years under high levels of Violence, had call since 2015, 18 other municipalities, a so-called sex alert.

(oli/sda)

Created: 21.11.2019, 21:34 PM

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