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Femicides and Domestic Violence Surge in Mexico Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

HeadlineApr 30, 2020

In Mexico, nearly 1,000 women were murdered in the first three months of the year — a rise of nearly 10% in femicides compared to the same period in 2019. This comes as advocates warn Mexico is seeing a spike in domestic abuse during the pandemic, as people are told to remain at home, often leaving women and girls in lockdown with their abusers.

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