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The Senate dedicated his session to the approval of diverse legal changes that allow to prevent and to sanction the violence against women in all spheres and guarantee equal and equitable access to responsibilities that today are in charge of men.

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All opinions were approved unanimously. For example, one of them typifies the acid attacks as a form of physical violence, which will make it easier to sanction without excuse those who commit this crime, which has fundamentally been perpetrated against women out of jealousy or to subdue them.

“Today we are responding to all those victims and their families, their voices have been heard. In Mexico, the average age of the victims of these attacks is between 20 and 30 years. These acts of violence carry a very high symbolic load, which aims to mark the victim for life, either on her face or on her body. These are events that entail great physical suffering and can culminate in death… it reflects as a mark of possession made in 90% of the men who, for the most part, had a relationship with the victim,” said Malú Micher, from Morena, President of the Gender Equity Commission.

The full Senate also ratified the Convention 190 of the International Labor Organization on Workplace Violence and Harassment adopted in Geneva on June 21, 2019, as well as amendments to the Federal Labor Law to sanction workplace harassment.

“This Agreement 190 to end having to give a sexual favor to obtain a job, to obtain a promotion, to obtain a permit, to end all these issues that affect us, that we women finally have access to the right to work in full freedom. , with peace and without being forced to, he said, have to exchange a sexual favor in favor of a labor right”, explained Patricia Mercado, senator of MC.

“The National Survey on the Dynamics of Relationships in Households highlights that a high percentage of women who work or have ever worked experienced some act of workplace violence, the main ones related to sexual or discriminatory type, and as responsible were co-workers and hierarchical superiors”, informed Guadalupe Saldaña, senator of the PAN.

Senators denounced in the rostrum that in one year alone 45 thousand women were kicked or hit with a fist in their workplace.

The various reforms and the ratification of Convention 190 of the ILO they were turned over, depending on the case, to the Chamber of Deputies and to President López Obrador for their constitutional effects.

Finally, in this session, Juan Alfredo Miranda Ortiz was also ratified as Ambassador of Mexico in Nigeria.

With information from Claudia Flores



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