Mexico: Authorities agree on actions to prevent violence against women


An article from La Razón (translated by CPNN)

The Undersecretary for Human Rights of the Ministry of the Interior, Roberto Campa Cifrián, met with members of the National Network of Women for a Life Free of Violence in order to follow up on the commitments made by the Government of the Republic to prevent and eradicate violence against women.

The Undersecretary, along with the president of INMujeres, Lorena Cruz, and the National Commissioner for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women (CONAVIM), Alejandra Negrete Morayta, discussed, among other things, inconsistencies between the existing regulations and the General Law of Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence.

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In this regard, the members of the National Network proposed to set up a multidisciplinary task force for the Mechanism of Alert of Gender Violence against Women (AVGM), composed of experts from the ALV, CONAVIM, INMujeres, the National Security Commission, Commissioner of the UN, CONAGO, CONAPRED, CEAV and PGR, in order to ensure the right of women to a life free of violence and to follow up on the governmental actions directed to the entities and municipalities concerned by the AVGM.

They also proposed the installation of a mechanism to monitor the alerts by the civil society in order to assess the implementation of the process; the creation of a Specialized Human Rights Prosecutor’s Office, with broad powers to punish severely any authorities responsible for the impunity of feminicidal violence in Mexico.

They also proposed considering the incorporation of some human rights defenders from the alert process into the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists to safeguard their integrity and security.

Undersecretary Campa Cifrián, the head of INMujeres, Cruz Sánchez, and CONAVIM commissioner Negrete Morayta endorsed the government’s provision and offered to follow up on the proposals submitted, reflecting the commitment of the Government of the Republic to women and their right to a life free of violence.