Monday, March 10, 2008
Priorities...Mujeres de Juarez
Spitzer n sex.. VP possibilities... poor Bill Gates is no longer the richest boy alive... Lute Olson is coming back to Arizona...Spanish elections, water contamination, and all those things a person might blog about, but I have my priorities for this week, and I know it's "old news", but let's not forget it and let's blogosphere-it this day after Intl women's day:
from:Amigos de Mujeres site
Discriminatory treatment of the women of Justicia Para Nuestras Hijas in the Congress of the state of Chihuahua
In the second session of Congress on March 3, 2008, the mothers of the disappeared and victims of femicide, members of the organization Justicia Para Nuestras Hijas , with the aim of supporting the proposal that Deputy Victor Quintana was introducing for the creation of a Special Commission to Investigate the Femicides.
The action planned by the mothers was to present themselves at the official area to support this initiative but the security guards for the Congress tried to block their passage.
The intention was that the deputies (congress men and women) would see the real existence not only of the mothers of the victims but also of the problem of the lack of justice of the cases that they were representing with photos of the assassinated and disappeared women.
Recess was called for the session with the pretext that the mothers were creating “disorder”. This was totally false because those of us that were there saw that none of the women that intended to enter the congress ever spoke one word or behaved in a disorderly fashion.
The President of the Congress suspended the session. This was unequal treatment for women and the problems that they face. For example, the meeting before was concerning the case of the accounts of the city of Chihuahua . There was a large contingent of support for Mr. Blanco, with true disorder. In this case, the meeting was not suspended but the participants were granted their full rights under the Article 30, section 13 of the Organic Law of Legislative Power.
Over 400 known murders. Nary a public clue in sight. And the women keep going missing and being murdered.
Take a moment to check out some sites and help reinvigorate the work needed to be done on this issue in Juarez! Please?
Nuestras Hijas site is a good place to start, with good links.
Posted by Sammy at 1:36 PM