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

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...

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