The measure, involving hotels across the country, is part of a United Nations project called « Spotlight »

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MEXICO.- Hotels in Mexico They will become temporary shelters for victims of family violence, given reports of increased attacks during the contingency caused by COVID-19, the UN office said Thursday.

The measure, in which they participate Hotels across the country, is part of a United Nations project called « Spotlight » and will take effect for the first time in September in Mexico, one of the five countries in Latin America part of the international movement that encompasses 27 countries.

« We know that due to confinement to prevent COVID-19 infection, violence against women, children and adolescents has increased, » said Christian Skoog, UNICEF representative in Mexico.

Feminist and child protection organizations have reported an increase in violence and highlight the fear of victims to report their attackers by having them at home.

According to official data, complaints of family violence rose in June to 18,884, 68 cases more than those registered in June last year and an increase compared to the 15,237 reports from April this year.