It is November 25, within the framework of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Government of Mexico City presented a new campaign focused on men.
It is a strategy against sexual violence entitled: “The Responsibility is Ours”, which, through messages, seeks to raise awareness among the male population about the violence experienced by women.
The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, presented the 30-second audiovisual material that will be broadcast in different outreach spaces of the capital government.
“For a long time the campaign of ‘No means no’, but today what it says is: if a woman is not in a position to say ‘yes or no’, be it because you drank alcohol or for some other reason, it is also ‘no’ “, stressed the local president.
For its part, Ingrid Gomez, Secretary of Women in the capital, explained that this campaign seeks to create awareness and reflection in men, mainly from 15 to 50 years old, but also towards women who witness violence against other women.
“Its objective is to raise awareness among mens of those normalized sexual behaviors that can constitute crimes and that are the entire responsibility of those who perpetrate it, seeks to show that rape is not only the physical aggression of a stranger who uses force in an alley, but that they can be very normalized acts and unfortunately celebrated in male environments, ”Gómez explained.
“Yes, a woman is not in a position to say yes or no, it’s called rape “, the man who appears at the beginning of the material is heard saying. Then there are more subjects who reaffirm what has been said, pointing out that it is a serious crime that is punishable up to 30 years in prison”, Exposes the recording.
The men always go out to the frame with a black background and ask not to commit this crime, never celebrate it, and in case of being a witness, never silence it, always report. The message ends with a sentence: “Men: The responsibility is ours.”
UN Mexico launched a call to eradicate violence against women
When commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations (UN) in Mexico made a call to make real changes to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against him.
The international organization pointed out that violence against women, adolescents and girls is one of the most human rights violations. serious, extended, deep-rooted and tolerated in the world.
According to your data, one in three women has suffered violence at some point in her life worldwide, while in Mexico, two out of three. However, this situation has been increased by the pandemic.
“As we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, in some countries the number of calls to helplines increased fivefold as a consequence of increased violence by his partner, and Mexico was no exception: according to official data (Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System), only in the first month after the health emergency was decreed, 911 received approximately 155 calls per hour due to situations of violence against women, representing an increase of 22.3% compared to February 2020 ″, he highlighted through a statement.
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