SELECTED PROJECT 2020

Supporting victims of online gender violence

PURPOSE

This project will support women and children in Aguascalientes, Mexico, who have been targets of digital violence, in learning about the options available to them as well as in making informed decisions regarding the exercise of their rights.

OBJECTIVE

To develop guides for preventing and attending to cases of gender violence online that can be used in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

CONTEXT

Gender violence in Mexico is a systemic problem: more than 60% of Mexican women have experienced situations of violence.

Aguascalientes has the second highest rate of online violence in Mexico. In 2019, several reforms to the penal code were passed to ensure citizens a life free of violence. However, to date, this reform has not generated any public policies that allow for the adequate implementation of legal change.

Aguascalientes is the second state with the highest rates of digital violence against women in Mexico

Expected results benefitting the population:

– The development of materials that contribute to the prevention of online violence.
– Support and training for entities that provide advocacy in cases of violence.
– The development of guides for preventing and attending to cases of online violence.
– The documentation of advocacy experiences for the purposes of crafting and adapting public policies in the State of Aguascalientes.
– The promotion of positive experiences that generate a sense of community following cases of digital violence.
– Dialogue and intergenerational participation between actors within the educational community (teachers, administrative staff, fathers, mothers and students).

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