More violence is being experienced by children in the Mexican states Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Quintana Roo and Tlaxcala, than in other regions, executive secretary of the National System for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents (Sipinna), Ricardo Bucio Mujica, said.
Christian Skoog, a representative of the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) in Mexico, noted that the violence experienced by children and adolescents is widespread in homes, schools and on the street.
Mexico is at the top spot, among the countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), regarding cases of violence and sexual abuse of girls, the executive secretary shared.
Statistics also show that some 7,000 children, who have been reported missing, are yet to be found. Mujica further explained that many of the disappearances are related to organized crime or linked to unresolved family conflicts.
The Sipinna official said as soon as President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assumes office the organization will seek dialogue with the leader's team.
Reports disclose that approximately 3 minors are killed daily. "There are at least three homicides of children and babies every day, and although it has improved because in 2010 we had four daily homicides, that does not mean that it can be accepted as normal," Mujica said earlier.
More than 13 million children between 12 and 17 years old are characterized, by public policies, as troubled but there are no initiatives in place to address the demographic.
However, Sipinna, Unicef and the National Security Commission (CNS) participated in the inauguration of works of the National Network of Adolescents which is designed to facilitate 47 young people submitting proposals to help address the violence against them.