Violence against women is one of the largest pending human rights debts that states have in Latin America, the region has some of the highest rates of femicides. Under the lockdown, this violence has been exacerbated especially in the domestic sphere and many times it has been exacerbated precisely by steps taken by the states. Women and girls do not have an efficient mechanism to prevent or respond to this violence. States’ response to the pandemic must be differentiated and the adopted measures need to be very specific in order to meet the needs of the marginalized ones, says Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.
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The video was recorded on July 22, 2020.
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