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UNICEF: Family Violence Against Girls in Mexico a ‘Crisis’

 Women place pink crosses at a makeshift monument against femicide with names of the states of Mexico, during a protest against femicide and violence against women, in Mexico City, March 24, 2019.

Violence against girls in Mexico by members of their own family has increased sharply in recent years, rising by nearly a third from 2010 to 2014 alone, a UNICEF report said Thursday.

Girls suffer far more violence, rape, harassment and abuse at home than boys in Mexico, said Christian Skoog, a representative for UNICEF, the United Nation’s children’s agency, in Mexico.

UNICEF’s report on violence against Mexican children found that about 18,000 girls had suffered family abuse in 2010, but by 2014 the number jumped to about 24,000.

About 1 in 5 girls ages 15 to 17 — almost 700,000 young read more >>>

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