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Expansion of Women’s Justice Center inaugurated in Cancun

Cancun, QR., November 7 (EL Universal). — To expand comprehensive care for victims of gender violence, the Annex Building of the Center for Justice (CJM) in Cancun was inaugurated today in the presence of Special Public Prosecutors connects to. Sexual violence, trafficking of persons and women, as well as in the Analysis and Reference Unit.

The property, located in Area 94 on Miguel Hidalgo Avenue, offers staff legal, victim, family, psychological, medical advice, treatment, play rooms, social work and offender care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Executive Commission for Attention to Violence (SEWCR), the Ministry of Health (SESA), the Ministry of Education (SEQ) and the Office of the State Attorney General (FGE).

During the opening ceremony, the head of the FGE, Oscar Montes de Oca, said that the institution aims to streamline law enforcement processes, reduce waiting times, provide comprehensive care, reduce impunity, promote a gender perspective. with a view to provide multidisciplinary services. Credibility in the criminal justice system and to avoid re-hunting of female users.

In addition to the official, prosecutors specializing in sex crimes, trafficking of persons and women took part in the ribbon cutting, as well as the head of the Center for Justice for Women, Maria Sanchez; Mercedes Hernandez, general director of Attention to Gender Violence; The head of the Quintana Roo Women’s Institute (IQM), Miroslava Reguera, and the Secretary of State for Public Safety, Ruben Oyerwide.

In an interview, Montes de Oca Rosales said that the expansion of the Justice Center is part of measures to comply with the Gender Violence Alert (AVG) set out for state municipalities in June 2017.

“Here we’re going to focus on all the prosecutors’ offices that deal with women’s issues, so that they can be given comprehensive care here. We almost built it, it was a small built structure, the municipality donated it to us. Turned the time of the chairman of the municipality of Benito Juárez, now the governor ‘Mara’ Lezama.

“5 million 800 thousand pesos were invested in the construction of this building with everything and equipment,” he said, about the work, whose surface covered 480 square meters on a plot of 160 square metres. Is.

The building, built in three months, has a reception hall, a waiting room, five offices, a warehouse, a tank, a sea stairway to the roof, a collection and a connection to the Women’s Justice Center on the ground floor.

The official said that out of 45,000 investigative folders launched annually, 15 per cent pertain to crimes committed against girls, juveniles and women.

The Justice Center for Women was inaugurated in May 2018, amid questions about irregularities at the time when Roberto Borge was governor (2011–2016) and attempts to fix by the man who continued to command the state Was: Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez.

As of August 2019, the then director, Concepcion Raquena Ochoa – who replaced Blanca Carolina Reyes Turriza – acknowledged that the CJM complied with only 1 of 48 guidelines for its construction and operation, which included the preparation of its regulations and There was budget constraint. ,

The Joachim government corrected many of these shortcomings, but not all. Currently, it serves an average of 17 to 20 users a day for the first time, primarily for issues of family violence, but also sexual violence and other matters.

The current director, Maria Sanchez, said, “The number of users visiting the Justice Center has increased year on year, meaning we have more and more users requesting services for the first time.”

—Why CJM is needed?

Guadalupe Reyes Pinzón, head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes Against Sexual Freedom and Personality Development, pointed out that Cancun leads the way in the number of sexual violence complaints, followed by Othon P. Blanco’s place.

In October alone, the city issued 14 arrest warrants and 15 charges for sexual violence, 4 arrest warrants and Othon P. Against 3 charges for the prosecution in Blanco. At the state level, 26 orders have been issued and an equal number of links have been issued for the process.

In this regard, the prosecutor indicated that for every 100,000 residents, Quintana Roo ranks first nationally, but if analyzed by absolute numbers, it is Ranked 18th. National Secretariat of Public Safety.

“They don’t tell us about the 20 million tourists who come and that need attention, all kinds of services – water, electricity, drainage – security too, even law enforcement. They don’t tell us that We have already made these observations so that this method of classifying crime is not measurable in such a way that they do not tell us the number of tourists who demand justice,” he said.

With regard to trafficking in persons, the special prosecutor, Alfonso Diaz Pauli, said the unit had registered three cases in October and eight in September.

According to the Criminal Incident Report of the National Public Security Secretariat, 26 cases of trafficking of persons have been reported so far this year, of which six in September; two, in August; four, in July; 1, in June; three, in May; 1, in April; three, in March; Six in February and none in January.

“We don’t have many trafficking incidents and we can’t measure it in monthly average numbers,” he said, pointing out that there are related crimes like digital violence and crimes against migrants.

Montes de Oca Rosales reported that 35 victims have been rescued this year, most of them minors and women; In addition, the domain expansion of a motel was processed with two other lodging centers and a brothel in Cancun; And there are on average 14 detainees, of whom three or four perpetuate as criminal network sexual and labor exploitation.

The official stressed that the “undercover agent” model has been in effect for these cases, as investigation files have grown and convictions have been found for the first time.

The figure of “undercover” (agent) has given us a lot of presence, even, it is an entity which is going to serve as a model for the country, which is being promoted now, that All institutions should adopt it, but mainly where there are issues of trafficking of girls, boys and adolescents.”

Special Prosecutor for Women Naylie González Almazán said an average of 11 investigation folders are launched each year, of which 10 are prosecuted, meaning that 85 percent of the folders are “resolved.”

14 to 15 investigative folders were launched a year for attempted woman-murder, and 100 percent were prosecuted.

Regarding the profile of the attackers, he said that like sex crimes, the main perpetrators are close to the victims.

“He is a well-known person, he is a person with some link, some trust, family or work relationship with the victim,” he said.

In Quintana Roo the first conviction for feminism – a crime since 2013 – occurred in 2017; To date, about 19 more have been received, and four of them correspond to 2022.

To a clear question, Montes d’Oca replied that they do not consider presenting an initiative to classify transfeminism and that feminist collectives have requested that they attempt to murder women.

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