The idea of ​​the strategy is to reinforce the reception of a victim of violence and seek mechanisms to accompany the municipalities, since they are often the first response to these cases.

Wednesday November 23, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Convened by the presidential delegate, Constanza Martínez, mayors of the Network of Feminist Municipalities signed a collaboration agreement for the campaign “Living Safe with Neighborhoods Free of Gender Violence”, a commitment to prioritize the eradication of gender violence in the territory. In order to support this work, the Carabineros arranged a mobile service that will be installed during this and the next days in different parts of the capital.

The meeting was held in Lo Espejo and was part of the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. From the Presidential Delegation they seek to give priority to a permanent intersectoral work on security, with a gender approach to improve the prevention, persecution Y first answer before these crimes.

In the first instance, the police checkpoint will begin its operation in Lo Espejo Neighborhood Unit 24, between Passage 50 and 57 on November 23, 25, 29 and December 1. In this, a campaign of denunciations and reception of cases will be carried out, which will also have the collaboration of municipal officials from the Women’s Center to be able to accompany the procedures with an adequate first response.

Subsequently, this initiative will be transferred to different points of the Network of Feminist Municipalities – made up of the communes of Maipú, Independencia, La Pintana, San José de Maipo, Villa Alemana, Quilicura, Central Station, San Miguel, Cerro Navia, Cerrillos, Quinta Normal, Melipilla, Casablanca, Arica, Macul, Viña del Mar, Lo Espejo, Valparaíso, Lo Prado , Renca, Til Til and Peñalolén– where the promotion of complaints that allow combating the problem of gender violence will continue to be replicated. While, in the coming periods, a Working Group will be coordinated to determine actions that can be carried out within the framework of the commitment between local governments.

Presidential delegate of the Metropolitan Region, Constanza Martínez.

Presidential delegate of the Metropolitan Region, Constanza Martínez.

The presidential delegate of the Metropolitan Region, Constanza Martínez, maintained that the agreement signed aims to have a medium and long-term work that recognizes the problems that each of these spaces face in order to make complaints.

“We have seen that, in general, reporting is what complicates women victims of violence the most and usually only they are assigned the responsibility of being able to do so,” she declared, adding that “in order to have good reports we also need the first answer, that is, when women approach the police station they are well received and then the process can be carried out well”.

According to the metropolitan authority, the Government is working with the municipalities to be able to improve this response and establish territorial works where it will be possible to reinforce this work with the Police-Community Integration Models (MICC), which is the organization that is permanently in the territory, together with the family brigade. In this way, it will be possible to “encourage women victims of violence to also come to these spaces and not feel the fear that normally occurs when they have to go to an office where they feel more unprotected,” according to the delegate.

Likewise, Martínez highlighted that the idea of ​​this strategy is to strengthen the reception of a victim of violence and seek mechanisms to accompany the municipalities, since they are often the first response to these cases, “in order to improve the infrastructure, the characteristics and that we can also make a link between the Government and local governments”.

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