Free hotline in Bogotá aims to dismantle machismo and decrease domestic violence

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 4:12pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/1627d23a-042d-43d0-bc11-982f29c1d635/2021_04_07_06.mp3

Since its launch in December 2020, the Calma Line has received about 1,300 calls from men in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. Men can call the free hotline and speak with a psychologist about their feelings. It's an effort to dismantle machismo, an aggressive masculine pride that positions men as superior to women and oftentimes is linked to domestic violence. The World's Bianca Hillier reports.