Committed to eradicate violence against women, as well as access to justice, and with the firm belief that a criminal investigation that is indistinct, neutral and general constitutes indirect discrimination, the government of the State of Morelos has established an emergency program to prevent, treat, punish and eradicate violence against women in its territory. In this framework, one fundamental task is to consider the need of incorporating gender and human rights perspectives to criminal investigations, as they make visible the specific characteristics of crimes committed against women and girls, as well as the means and ends of the criminals.
Throughout November, and organized around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Morelos carried out several actions to ensure that victims of gender-based violence are treated adequately, as well as to ensure the punishment for those responsible, always taking into account human rights and gender perspective.
These actions included, but were not limited to, training the Office’s personnel, including policemen and policewomen, and criminal investigators, in gender-based violence and human rights; harmonizing the local Protocol for Investigating Femicide with the Sentence issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Case González and others (“Cotton Field”) vs Mexico; traveling judicial counsel; talks in schools about domestic violence and in romantic relationships; plays and puppet plays that deal with violence against women and sexual abuse; among others.
We will continue to implement and strengthen these and other measures with the goal of eradicating violence against women in our state.
Services currently offered by the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Morelos:
Please approach the Attorney General’s Office to learn more about these and other services.