Soar reports of gender-based violence by quarantine in Guanajuato



Guanajuato.- From 15 march to 7 April, the Instituto de la Mujer Guanajuatense (IMUG) has assisted 196 women victims of violence. The figure represents slightly more than 50 percent of the 379 reports received since January.

To the holder of the dependency, Anabel Pulido López, there is no doubt that such a shot in the cases, is due to the conditions of overcrowding and stress, which are home to many low-income families in Guanajuato, during this period of quarantine.

He said that they have detected three factors with the COVID-19, as are the measures of isolation to the point of small spaces, combined with a lack of employment and economic resources, “this combo widespread makes that are deployed violent actions”.

Within the cases, stated that mainly the victims reported psychological violence, physical, heritage, in addition to harassment, conventional and digital.

In the case of men, there were nine cases in San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Cortazar and León, where he told them to feel anger for being in their houses, not having a job or fixed income.

“We knew that the contingency would be in three stages, the first stage could do a job face-to-face and via telephone, through the lines of an emergency on the line 911 and through the line of the 075, it is a comprehensive system of care to women and allows several professionals are attending via telephone,” he said.

Pulido López said that also opened a line of attention via whatsapp for women and men. Through that pathway, from march 27 to date, we have treated nine cases of women located in the municipalities of Celaya, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, León, Doctor Mora, Valle de Santiago.

The official state warned that there is a very high probability that the actions that occur against women the issue of violence increase, so you should work continuously to meet promptly every case.