Center ELEGIR

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

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Our GUIDING principles are:

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

The CHARACTERISTICS of our attention are:

  • immediate 
  • Accessible
  • Integral
  • Confidential
  • Quality and warmth
  • Empathetic and Sororous

Center Choose How can we help you?

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

EMERGENCY LINE 24/7

415 170 64 88

PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTENTION

or external consultation

LEGAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT

At a low cost

Shelter

For people in a situation of family violence

EMERGENCY LINE

4151706488

If you live in a situation of violence or your integrity and that of your daughters and sons 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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ADVICE, SUPPORT AND LEGAL REPRESENTATION

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

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

Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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

Call 415706488 or (415) 154 60 60 Ext. 105

SEEKING HELP HAS BEEN THE BEST CHOICE OF MY LIFE

PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY

  • Do you identify that you are experiencing some type of violence? 
  • You feel sad?
  • Has 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, face, manage, overcome or prevent situations that put your mental health at risk.

I CHOSE to think of myself first, take care of myself and LOVE myself”

Temporary Shelter for Victims of victims of violence.

CASA's Temporary Shelter operated by Centro Selección is a safe and confidential space, where we can protect you and initiate an action plan so that you can get out of the situation that forced you to come with us.

Requirements:

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

if you are one institution that you want to channel to someone we also need: 

  • Office with the application for admission.
  • Medical certificate for each person you wish to enter. 
  • Responsibility letter. 

"IF I HAD NOT CHOSEN TO REPORT HIM, I WOULD BE DEAD TODAY."

Embroidery Workshop “Mending Hearts”

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

I like to embroider because I forget everything. 

The reflections we make while we embroider have contributed a lot to my growth. 

TESTIMONIALS

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 women through the use of physical force, substances, weapons or objects, which may or may not cause injuries, whether internal, external or both;

Teacher violence:

Those behaviors that damage the self-esteem of the students with acts of discrimination due to their sex, age, social or academic status, limitations or physical characteristics, which are inflicted on them by teachers.

Femicide violence:

It is the extreme form of gender violence against women, product of the violation of their human rights, in the public and private spheres, made up of the set of misogynistic 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 body or sexuality of the victim, or both, that violates their freedom, dignity, sexual security or physical integrity, which implies the abuse of power and supremacy over the victim, by denigrating it and conceiving it 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, the which lead the victim to depression, isolation, devaluation of their self-esteem and even suicide.

Patrimonial violence: 

Any act or omission that affects the survival of the victim. It manifests itself in the transformation, theft, destruction, limitation, retention or distraction of objects, personal documents, property, securities, property rights or economic resources intended to meet their needs, and may include damage to the common property or property of the victim. ;

Economic violence:

It is any action or omission of the aggressor that affects the economy of the victim. It manifests itself 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; Failure to comply with family assistance obligations is also considered as such.

Violence
labor:

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

Other Types of Violence

Obstetric violence:

It is any action or omission on the part of the medical or administrative personnel belonging to the public and private health services of the State Health System, that violates the guiding principles indicated in article 3 of this law, or that physically or psychologically damages , hurt, discriminate or denigrate women during pregnancy, childbirth or the puerperium; as well as medical negligence, denial of service and the violation or limitation of the sexual and reproductive rights of women.

Violence politics:

It is the action or omission that, in the political, public or private sphere, has the purpose or result of limiting, annulling or undermining the effective exercise of the political-electoral rights of a woman, 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.

Harassment violence:

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

Digital violence:

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

figures

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


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


Mexico: in 2020, the Femicide Observatory of Mexico has reported 724 femicides up to the month of September.


The report of the Executive Secretariat shows the report 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 request support are: because they consider that it was something unimportant that did not affect them (55.3%), because they are ashamed (10.1%), for fear of the consequences (9.71 TP1T) 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%. DURING 2020 GUANAJUATO REMAINS THE MOST VIOLENT IDENTITY FOR WOMEN IN MEXICO 


Center contact CHOOSE

Business hours:
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

Mail:

choose@casa.org.mx

reddeapoyoelegir@casa.org.mx

psychology.elecir@casa.org.mx

24-hour emergency line:
(415) 170 64 88

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