Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 8, 2020 / 17:42 pm
With reports of domestic violence on the rise during the coronavirus lockdown in Mexico, one pro-life platform is offering women help, shelter and legal advice.
Linda Rebolledo, the coordinator and spokeswoman for La Vida Por Delante (Life Going Forward), lamented that during the lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, “unfortunately domestic violence has increased against women, [including] women with an unwanted pregnancy [and] women in vulnerable situations.”
Various organizations have estimated an increase in reports of violence against women ranging from 30% to 70% during the coronavirus lockdown, which began March 23 in Mexico.
Rebolledo told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, that Life Going Forward “is dedicated to supporting all women in vulnerable situations,” so they can feel “safe and supported.”