After a spike in the number of violent incidents against women in Mexico, students of the Autonomous University of Yucatan located in Merida, created a new tool, which they have dubbed 'the Violet Gas,' as demonstrated on Wednesday.
The spray was developed by first year students from the faculty of accounting and administration. The spray, unlike pepper spray currently available on the market... Еще, is made of natural and local products such as onion and native chile peppers. This lowers the processing costs and makes the product more accessible and eco-friendly.
«We decided to create the Violet Movement project to raise awareness of a non-machismo and non-violent route,» explained Ana Karen Hernandez, one of the students involved in the project.
Together with the spray, the students launched a 'Violet Movement', giving talks and advice to women on how to tackle sexual harassment.