Buenos Aires state employees will have a justified absence tomorrow by 8M

Within the framework of International Women’s Day, the employees dependent on the central public administration of the Province of Buenos Aires will have their absence justified tomorrow in order to participate in the activities organized for this purpose.

As EL DIA was able to learn, “only the workers who participate in the measures of struggle or activities carried out for Women’s Day are excepted from face-to-face controls.” It was clarified that the measure does not include teachers, so classes are guaranteed. The same will happen for those that perform essential and public safety services.

As they stated, the objective is to promote the participation of female workers in the different events that are held to demand the fight for equal opportunities and respect for rights. For example, in La Plata, the traditional mobilization scheduled for 5:00 p.m. in Plaza Moreno is planned. One of the conveners, Laura Granillo -leader of Las Rojas (Nuevo MAS)-, said that “this 8M is going to be a new day of struggle for those of us who want a full life without violence. That is why throughout the country we are going to take over the streets and squares to tell them that we are not taking a step back and that we are going to go for everything”.

Granillo remarked that “the data so far this year is chilling: one femicide every 28 hours and more than 17 trans transvesticides. But Fernández (Alberto) is proud of a Ministry without a budget, without policies to prevent violence. It is no longer a cardboard ministry, it is more like wet paper. The latest victim is Verónica González, a 28-year-old girl murdered by her partner with a shot to the neck in front of her son. The most forceful response was given by her relatives, who carried out two roadblocks together with organizations of the feminist movement, such as Las Rojas, who we were accompanying from minute one. ”

Meanwhile, also tomorrow from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. there will be a mock trial by jury in prison unit 8 for women in Los Hornos. This is an activity organized by the Legal-Democratic Literacy area of ​​the Law Teaching Observatory of the National University of La Plata and the Extension Program on Trial by Jury and Litigation of the Universidad del Este (directed by the lawyer Analía Verónica Reyes) together with the Institute of Judicial Studies of the Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires within the framework of the “Justice Goes to School” Program. The activity is also sponsored by the Institute of Criminal Procedure Law of the La Plata Bar Association (directed by the lawyer Felipe Granillo Fernández).

During the day there will be a mock trial by jury with the participation of the detainees (participants from the school and university center) and law students. In addition, a renowned American trial lawyer, Peter Furst, two lawyers from CELS (Agustina Lloret and Barbara Juárez) and a criminal judge from La Plata, Dr. Carmen Palacios Arias, participated. The fact that will be tried in the simulation is a case of sexual violence and the activity is part of a study that is carried out on gender and juries. Specifically on instructions that are given to the jury with a gender perspective (many have been used in actual practice in trials by juries in the different provinces of Argentina). This same activity has also been carried out in schools in the city of La Plata and in this same prison unit No. 8 and in Unit No. 9. The objective of the conference is to disseminate gender policies and democratization of justice in the prison environment .

Holiday in other provinces

Unlike the one in Buenos Aires, in other provinces they decreed a holiday. For example, the governor from Río Negro Arabela Carreras signed Decree 205/23, which indicates that “all women who work in the Provincial Public Administration will be released from fulfilling their usual tasks” on March 8.

In addition, in Santa Fe, a holiday was determined for the “women and feminized identities” agents of the Provincial Public Administration. Governor Omar Perotti justified the measure “to facilitate their participation in the different activities organized by the women’s collective, social and union organizations and the Ministry of Equality, Gender and Diversity of the Province.” He stressed that affected workers are exempted from guaranteeing essential services and public safety.

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