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Published 13.06.2020 14:17
In Chile, the government launched “WhatsApp Mujer” to help victims of abuse during the quarantine.
The project has helped more than 4 thousand women in a month. Women only need to send a WhatsApp message with the word “hola” (hello) and the assistants, who are people trained to deal with cases of violence, assess the risk of the victim, and provide guidance.
Published 10.06.2020 11:25
In Colombia, women help other women who are victims of violence during quarantine.
Violence against women increased in Colombia during social isolation. Call center 155 has seen a 103% increase in calls since the quarantine began on March 25. Thus, 40 women from the “Red Solidaria de Mujeres” have offered legal and psychological guidance to the victims.
Published 05.06.2020 11:10
In Honduras, rural women sew masks to prevent Covid-19.
It is an initiative of the Red COMAL Network, from the Rural Caja 21 de mayo, a community initiative led by women. Its leader, Lucia Sarmiento and other women sew fabric masks for families and their community. Another part of the production is sold in the city Comayagua.
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Published 30.05.2020 11:02
In Peru, violet-colored masks are distributed to warn of violence against women.
The #MascarillaVioleta campaign was launched by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to protest against violence against women as part of the “No estás sola” (meaning “You are not alone) initiative. In fifty days of mandatory quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 28,000 calls for help were answered,…
Published 15.05.2020 17:07
In Morocco, the government has called for the development of digital platforms for receiving complaints of violence against women.
The government has further called for such cases to be given priority and for the necessary protection measures stipulated by the law to be implemented. UN Women has warned that since the pandemic has started violence against women and girls and in particular domestic violence has intensified.
Published 13.05.2020 16:14
In Brussels, Belgium, an European Parliament building housed 100 homeless women, victims of abuse.
The European Parliament together with Samusocial Brussels, an organization working against exclusion, turned its offices into bedrooms to settle needed women. Several of the shelters for abused women have had to close due to the lockdown. The European Parliament buildings are empty because the sessions were suspended at least until…
Published 06.05.2020 18:32
In Guatemala, a group of 30 women provide psychological and legal assistance to other women who are victims of violence during social isolation in the Patzún city.
They also prepare information materials about Covid-19 in Kaqchiquel, a language spoken by some indigenous people in Central America. Some populations are uninformed about Covid-19 because most of the information is in Spanish, the country’s official language.

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