Due to the protection measure “The aggressor leaves the house” that came into force from November 2020 as a amendment to the law on women’s access to a life free of violence in Mexico City, more than 700 women who have experienced violence from their partners They have been able to return to their homes.
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“I was terrified that he would kill me. His whole life was psychological abuse, if he was in a good mood or happy, it was I’ll open the door for you, look, I brought you this, he was very kind, but there was something where he didn’t like it and the law of ice was very strong, throw the things, this hits you, it comes out and throws the door at you, passes and pushes you towards the bed so that you fall”, said María del Pilar, a victim of violence.
During 35 years of marriage, María del Pilar suffered economic, psychological and even physical violence. On December 11, the 53-year-old woman decided to end their relationship which unleashed the violence against him to escalate.
“He threatens me with the knife that he is going to kill me and that I do not deserve life, I am sad, depressed in the situation I was in, I tell him that I am ready, that if that is the solution, I myself approach him and tell him to do it and we finished with this”, said Maria.
Mary of the Pillar He denounced his ex-partner and went to live in a shelterand, howeveror your aggressor stayed at home.
“We had already filed the complaint, we went to the hostel to file the complaint,” he said.
Thanks to a group of lawyers and the protection measure “The aggressor leaves home”, which indicates that the aggressor’s husbands or partners must leave home, María del Pilar was able to return home.
“Afterwards, the security and eviction measures are finally requested. On January 24 he was released and the 60-day restraining order ends on March 25. I continue with the divorce procedure, I continue with support on the moons, and I am going to make my ratification of the complaint on the 30th, “said María.
“The women’s lawyers emerged as a strategy implemented by the head of government, Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum, in March 2019. They are incorporated into agencies of the Public Ministry and on the other hand a small cell of ten women’s lawyers is created who are specifically dedicated to the processing of protection measures in terms of the access law”, concluded Brenda Monserrat Pérez López, director for the Gender Perspective of Access to Justice.
With information from Dafne Mora