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Mexico: Mexico City Government and Airbnb will offer temporary shelter for women victims of gender-based violence

“Airbnb joins the Secretariat for Women in Mexico City to fight gender violence”, 09 February 2021

...Airbnb in conjunction with the Secretariat for Women (“Semujeres”) of Mexico City will provide temporary accommodation to women victims of gender-based violence. The accommodation platform will support through a donation of 52 thousand 500 dollars to Semujeres with the aim of providing protection in a safe, free and warm space to women who need to leave their homes to start the process that allows them to overcome the circumstance of violence in which they are. The Semujeres, with prior monitoring of its protocols on the matter, will manage the reservation process for the victims and will also define the space that best suits their needs. Similarly, it will cover the costs of temporary accommodation with the resources of the donation provided by Airbnb. At this juncture characterized by a long confinement, the alliance will also contribute to strengthening the mental, physical and social health of both women and their children, who have often found themselves under a growing state of family tension and emotional exhaustion. This initiative will be the first to be implemented in Latin America by the platform and, according to Airbnb, it arises as a need to join forces to guarantee women - and their children - a life free of violence...