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'Don't Stay Silent!' Says Mexican Media Campaign Against Sexual Abuse

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April 16, 2016

Women in Mexico stand up against sexual violence #NoTeCalles (No Te Calles)

A group of women in Mexico have launched a new online campaign that has taken off on social media, urging women who have been victim of any kind of sexual assault to not stay silent and report the crime.

Mexico is one of the worst countries in the world for sexual violence against women, according to the campaign #NoTeCalles, Spanish for Do Not Stay Silent.

“In Mexico, every day 1,643 women are sexually assaulted and seven are killed, however, most cases go unreported because the same authorities blame the victims,” says the short campaign video, urging women to report these crimes.

“Do not stay silent, report them. When they touch one of us, we all respond,” they add.

Three women are featured in the video, all of whom who have been sexually assaulted in Mexico City.

All three of them denounced their abusers, however none of the offenders were brought to justice. In turn, the women themselves were treated as offenders and received threats from strangers or accusations that they instigated the assault.  

Read the rest at teleSUR

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