Participating in the virtual forum “Progress and Challenges of SIPINNAS in Dialogue with Social Organizations in Mexico”, Municipal President José Antonio Arambaula López explained that his government has a transversal and inter-secretariat public policy to protect the rights of Jesus María girls, boys and adolescents, since the children’s agenda is a priority and has a high political value.
Also the president of SIPINNA de Jesus Maria thanked Juan Martín Pérez García, coordinator of the Weaving Network for Latin America and the Caribbean, for the invitation to share the public policies that his government is implementing for the benefit of more than 45 thousand girls, boys and promotes. Juveniles living in the municipal area.
He highlighted that the municipality of Jesús María was the first to establish SIPINNA in the state of Aguascalientes since the enactment of the law, and that thanks to the coordinated work with the state and federal SIPINAS, and organized society coordinated with. This allowed the municipality to combat more effectively the problems experienced by minors such as: domestic violence, sexual violence, teenage pregnancy and lack of care.
The municipal president highlighted that through a consultative exercise -Caja de los Ángelos-, in which 209 girls, boys and adolescents made proposals to improve the quality of their lives, and all were included in the 2021 Municipal Development Plan of Jesús María – taken into account within 2024. , thereby guaranteeing their right to participate.
He added that as a way of taking children’s voices into account and being heard, an Advisory Council of Girls, Boys and Adolescents of Jesus Maria will soon be formed to ensure that their opinions are considered in decision-making.
Likewise, the mayor highlighted the training of public servants, to raise awareness of their role as guarantors of children’s rights, as well as the work of mothers and fathers through the municipal DIF and other government bodies, among other functions. workshops on positive and respectful parenting for; Which has allowed the dissemination of 21 cases of victims of abuse and mistreatment before the Human Rights Protection Office of the State of Aguascalientes.
Finally, Toño Arámbula presented as one of his most important achievements the Casa de Música as a place for cultural and artistic initiation, which today has 250 students who make up the symphony orchestra and 17 of whom are refugees. Thank you and UNHCR for the clear work of the government.
It should be noted that civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in this forum, including Save the Children Mexico, Primera Infancia, Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en México (REDIM).