We are a team of women and men professionals in psychology, law and social work. Workshops, volunteers who firmly believe in EQUALITY between WOMEN and MEN; as well as in the right of everyone to good mental health, legal representation and a life free of violence.

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Our GUIDING principles are:

  • No revictimization
  • Principle of good faith.
  • Non-criminalization
  • Best interest of the child

The CHARACTERISTICS of our attention are:

  • Immediate
  • Accessible
  • Integral
  • Confidential
  • Quality and warmth
  • Empathetic and supportive

Centro Elegir How can we help you?

Through a multidisciplinary intervention, we provide support and accompaniment to people in situations of violence or vulnerability.

24/7 EMERGENCY HOTLINE

415 170 64 88

PSYCHOLOGICAL CARE

Or outpatient

LEGAL ADVICE AND ACCOMPANIMENT

At low cost

Shelter

For people in situations of domestic violence

EMERGENCY HOTLINE

4151706488

If you live a situation of violence or your integrity and that of your children is in danger, DO NOT HESITATE to call us, WE WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Or you can call 911 or 075.

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LEGAL ADVICE, ACCOMPANIMENT AND REPRESENTATION

  • Do you know the legal tools with which you can deal with your problem or conflict?
  • Have you been a victim of a crime or human rights violation and want to denounce it?
  • Do you want to file a divorce, alimony or custody lawsuit?

Our team of feminist lawyers and our volunteer lawyers will provide you with legal advice and accompany you to the Public Prosecutor’s Office or initiate your lawsuit.

Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To schedule an appointment or speak with a psychologist or an attorney.

Call 415-70-6488 or (415) 154 60 60 60 Ext. 105

“SEEKING HELP HAS BEEN THE BEST CHOICE OF MY LIFE.”

PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY

  • Do you identify that you are experiencing some kind of violence?
  • Do you feel sad?
  • Did someone hurt you or hurt your self-esteem?

Our NETWORK of psychologists are ready to help you; through psychological therapy you will learn to solve, confront, manage, overcome or prevent situations that put your mental health at risk.

“CHOOSE First Think About Me, Take Care Of Me AND LOVE ME.”

Temporary shelter for victims of violence.

CASA’s Temporary Shelter operated by Centro Elegir is a safe and confidential space where we can shelter you and initiate a plan of action to get you out of the situation that led you to come with us.

Requisitos:

  • Being in a situation of vulnerability or extreme violence.
  • Have exhausted your support networks.
  • Receive psychological and legal attention (Centro Elegir can provide it).
  • Do not have a psychiatric treatment
  • Not have any addiction or abstinence of less than 6 months.
  • Sign an application stating your desire to enter the shelter.

If you are an institution that wishes to channel a person we also need:

Oficio with the application form. Medical certificate for each person to be admitted. Letter of co-responsibility.

“IF I HAD NOT CHOSEN TO DENOUNCE HIM I WOULD BE DEAD TODAY.”

Embroidery Workshop “Mending Hearts”.

Through embroidery we have been able to connect with ourselves and get to know ourselves, it is a moment, a couple of hours that we give ourselves each week.

I like to embroider because I forget everything.

The reflections we do while embroidering have contributed a lot to my growth.

We have taken the embroidery workshop “Mending hearts” to different communities. Would you like us to take it to yours?



Types of Violence

Physical violence:

Any material, non-accidental act that inflicts harm on a woman through the use of physical force, substances, weapons or objects, which may or may not cause injury, whether internal, external or both;

Teacher violence:

Those behaviors that damage the self-esteem of female students with acts of discrimination based on their sex, age, social or academic condition, limitations or physical characteristics, inflicted on them by female or male teachers.

Femicidal violence:

It is the extreme form of gender violence against women, a product of the violation of their human rights, in the public and private spheres, made up of a set of misogynist behaviors that can lead to social and State impunity and can culminate in homicide and other forms of violent death of women.

Sexual violence:

Any act of sexual content that threatens, degrades or damages the victim’s body or sexuality, or both, that infringes on her freedom, dignity, sexual safety or physical integrity, that implies abuse of power and supremacy over the victim, by denigrating her and conceiving her as an object.

Psychological violence:

Any act or omission that damages the psychological or emotional stability of the woman consisting of negligence, abandonment, repeated neglect, jealousy, insults, humiliation, devaluation, marginalization, indifference, infidelity, destructive comparisons, rejection, restriction of self-determination and threats, which lead the victim to depression, isolation, devaluation of her self-esteem and even suicide.

Patrimonial violence:

Any act or omission that affects the victim’s survival. It manifests itself in the transformation, subtraction, destruction, limitation, retention or distraction of objects, personal documents, goods, values, patrimonial rights or economic resources destined to satisfy the victim’s needs, and may include damage to the victim’s common or personal property;

Economic violence:

It is any action or omission of the aggressor that affects the victim’s economy. It is manifested through limitations aimed at controlling the income of their economic perceptions, as well as the perception of a lower salary for equal work, within the same work center; it is also considered as such the non-fulfillment of family assistance obligations.

Workplace violence:

The illegal refusal to hire the victim or to respect her permanence or general working conditions; the disqualification of the work performed, threats, intimidation, humiliation, exploitation, preventing women from carrying out the breastfeeding period provided for by law and all types of discrimination based on gender.

Other Types of Violence

Obstetric violence:

It is any action or omission on the part of medical or administrative personnel belonging to the public and private health services of the State Health System that violates the guiding principles set forth in Article 3 of this law, or that physically or psychologically harms, injures, discriminates against or denigrates women during pregnancy, childbirth or puerperium; as well as medical negligence, denial of service and the violation or limitation of women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

Political violence:

It is the action or omission that, in the political, public or private sphere, has the purpose or result of limiting, nullifying or impairing the effective exercise of the political-electoral rights of a woman, the access to the full exercise of the powers inherent to her position or function of public power and is manifested in pressure, persecution, harassment, harassment, coercion, humiliation, discrimination, threats or deprivation of liberty or life based on gender.

Stalking violence:

It is the aggression reflected in any expressive, verbal or physical act, motivated or or oriented by discrimination based on gender, which aims to coerce the harassed person with annoyances or requirements that intentionally place him/her in a situation of risk, even in those cases where there is no subordination, but the harasser commits an abusive exercise of power that places the victim in a state of defenselessness.

Digital violence:

Action or omission that occurs when a person causes or performs physical or psychological harm to a woman, using information and communication technologies, mainly violating her dignity, privacy, freedom and private life.

Figures

According to world statistics, 1 in 3 women in the world has suffered physical or sexual violence by a partner or ex-partner (UN).


The Executive Secretariat’s report shows the reporting of more than 199,974 emergency calls related to incidents of violence against women, made from January to September 2020.


Mexico: in 2020, the Observatorio de Feminicidios de México has reported 724 femicides up to the month of September.


The Executive Secretariat’s report shows the reporting of more than 199,974 emergency calls related to incidents of violence against women, made from January to September 2020.

The four main reasons why women do not report or ask for support are: because they consider that it was something unimportant that did not affect them (55.3%), because they are ashamed (10.1%), because they are afraid of the consequences (9.7%) and because they did not know how and where to report (9.0%).

DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN MEXICO, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INCREASED BY 81%. GUANAJUATO REMAINS THE MOST VIOLENT IDENTITY FOR WOMEN IN MEXICO DURING 2020.


Contact ELEGIR Center

Hours of operation:
Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address:
Santa Julia #15, Col. Santa Julia, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

Mail:

elegir@casa.org.mx

reddeapoyoelegir@casa.org.mx

psicologia.elegir@casa.org.mx

24-hour emergency hotline:

(415) 170 64 88