Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge
Amnesty Urgent Actions
Startseite Urgent Actions 2020 06 Women’s rights protection at risk Government confirms funding for women rights
FI 111/20-1
Mexico
Abgeschlossen am 25. Juli 2020

Government confirms funding for women rights

AI-Index: AMR 41/2752/2020

On 23 April, the Mexican government suspended funding for different programmes to attend the COVID-19 pandemic, including that of the Indigenous and Afro-Mexican Women Shelters (CAMIs). The government had not been transparent about how these cuts could affect other programmes that support and care for women victims of violence. On 14 July 2020, the Ministry of Interior announced publicly that the austerity measures would not affect the budget of the programmes addressing women’s rights and violence against women.

On 23 April 2020, the President announced shortages to the federal budget for 2020 to mitigate the socio-economic consequences created by COVID-19. The put at risk several social programs, including those addressing gender-based violence in the country.

Resources for the program to strengthen Indigenous peoples, which includes resources for the Indigenous and Afro-Mexican Women Shelters (CAMIs), were temporarily suspended. Because of this suspension, nearly a third of them stopped providing the comprehensive care they were providing up until May, which undermines the right of Indigenous and Afro-Mexican women to live without violence and their access to justice.

Since April’s announcement, the government had failed to clarify if and how these budget cuts could affect other programmes aimed at care and support women that have been victims of violence and other women’s rights programmes.

On 14 July 2020, the Ministry of Interior announced publicly that the austerity measures would not affect the budget initially allocated to the various deconcentrated bodies dealing with women’s rights and violence against women therefore, action is no longer required.

Despite not having received a formal response yet to the Urgent Action and the Open Letter sent by Amnesty International, the announcement made by the Ministry of the Interior indicates that the objective has been met. We will continue to monitor that in reality the different institutions supporting women’s rights are fully funded and can develop their essential work.

No further action is requested. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.

Downloads
x UA 111/20-1 english
Microsoft Word Document, 28.6 kB
x UA 111/20-1 espagnol
Microsoft Word Document, 107.7 kB
x UA 111/20-1 deutsch
Microsoft Word Document, 28.3 kB
x UA 111/20-1 français
Microsoft Word Document, 28.3 kB
Aktionsabfolge