Over 30 Thousand Children Forcibly Recruited By Organized Crime

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Newscaster: In other news the figures of violence against minors in Mexico are alarming. This is a report that today was made known by the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (REDIM).
Religious Performer: That no boy or girl be beaten or live humiliation or abuse in their home or school. Boys and girls have the right to live with dignity.
Female Reporter: Violent death, recruitment by organized crime and feminicide are the main issues facing children in Mexico in 2019.

In Mexico, 3 children die a day due to violence. According to data from the childhood and adolescence report in Mexico between invisibility and violence. Guanajuato is the entity with the highest number of homicides for the population aged 0 to 17.
In 2019, between 30 and 3,500 minors were forcibly recruited for organized crime. According to REDIM from January 2015 to July 2019, 317 femicides occurred among minors.
In other words, 1 in 10 feminicides in Mexico was against girls or adolescents. Forced disappearances of minors have increased. Many of them linked to trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Also from 2015 to 2019, 805 complaints for trafficking in children were documented. The State of Mexico accumulated 25 percent of all cases for the disappearance of adolescent women in this period.
Director Juan Martínez Pérez of REDIM: Until a national prevention strategy is created in response to armed violence, with chains of responsibility, and with specific goals. Up until then it will not work. They are only declarations of love.
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