On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which will be commemorated this Friday, this petition seeks to value the “fundamental role” of grassroots activists and human rights defenders in their commitment to the elimination of violence against women through the elaboration of public policies.
In the case of Colombia, the National Institute of Legal Medicine registered a total of 30,436 victims of partner violence in 2021, for which both organizations asked to incorporate a “gender chapter” into the National Development Plan 2022-2026 in which they currently The Colombian government works.
This expansion of the Plan should “guarantee the rights of women and gender equality from a transversality” in a way that allows the implementation and monitoring of the laws and institutions responsible for the prevention and punishment of violence against women, demanded the UN Women in a statement released this Wednesday.
Among the complaints, the organization also pointed out the lack of funding for these movements, to the extent that “only 1% of government aid focused on gender goes to autonomous women’s organizations.”
Of the 25 countries with the highest number of femicides, 14 are in Latin America, according to the latest figures from ECLAC’s Gender Equality Observatory collected in the document.
This list is led by Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Bolivia with 6.2; 3.3; 2.7; and 2.1 cases, respectively, per 100,000 women.
In emergency situations for victims of sexist violence or to report a case, line 155 is available in Colombia, a telephone number that works 24 hours a day, under reservation and free of charge, where specialized personnel can provide all kinds of information. on how to act in these cases, psychosocial and legal guidance and address possible complaints to the National Police.
The Purple Line, authorized by the Bogotá Mayor’s Office, also has 24-hour service by specialized women through the toll-free number 018000112137 or WhatsApp 3007551846 and the email [email protected]