On 4 February, members of organizations that work in favor of the human rights of women, such as Consorcio for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity, submitted to the state congress a legislative agenda that would permit the development of gender equity. This agenda consists of a package of initiatives that would modify the penal and civil codes and have impacts on the State Law of Access for Women to Lives Free of Violence. It would allow the prevention of violence against women, and it reaffirms the recommendations of the Commitee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Among the proposals is stressed the call to document obstetric and political violence, within the mandate of the State Law of Access for Women to Lives Free of Violence. The question of arrest-orders is also advanced in the agenda. With regard to the penal code, the proposal is to broaden the category of domestic violence and to increase punishment for offending males. Another component is to sanction those who refuse to provide child support.
“This congress has a very clear debt to women, as seen in its legislative exercise. We will be vigilant and announce that we will accompany the discussion that will revolve around these initiatives that promote the well-being and security of women in Oaxaca,” noted Consorcio.
For more information (in English):
Presentan Agenda Legislativa para la equidad de género en Oaxaca(Consorcio para el Diálogo Parlamentario y la equidad Oaxaca, 4 de febrero de 2015)
Iniciativas en pro de la mujer, en la ‘congeladora’ del Congreso: IMO(NoticiasNet, 4 de febrero de 2015)
Confían que Congreso responda a demandas de justicia de las mujeres(NoticiasNet, 5 de febrero de 2015)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
National: Multiple activities for International Women’s Day (16 March 2014)
Chiapas/Oaxaca: Commemoration of femicides during Day of the Dead (13 November 2013)