The Congress of Mexico City approved the harmonization of the Law 3 of 3 against gender violencea federal reform that seeks to ensure that no rapist, alimony debtor or sexual harasser holds any elected public office or is an official in the three levels of federal, state or local government.
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This Friday, the United Commissions of Constitutional Points and Citizen Initiatives and the Political-Electoral Affairs Commission advanced with the harmonization of this reform that will be presented to the plenary session of the capital’s Congress on November 23.
The deputy of the National Action Party Diego Orlando Garrido López, stated that article 10 of the Political Constitution of Mexico City was reformed, which establishes that No offender may hold a job, position or commission in the public service. nor will he be able to register for popularly elected positions.
“Likewise, we are modifying article 27, section B, section 7, section I, adding a new paragraph that indicates that it must establish the necessary mechanisms for political parties to guarantee the prevention, attention, sanction, and eradication of political violence. due to gender,” said Garrido López, president of the Constitutional Points Commission.
The PRD representative Gabriela Quiroga Anguiano, requested that feminist groups join this initiative, such as the Constituents, who promoted the Law 3 of 3 and they were on the lookout for progress.
“It seems important to me that in the background of the body of the opinion we can mention the feminist groups that have been very attentive to this scenario, but also because they are a very important precedent for this federal reform that requires us today to take place. to be able to fulfill the 3 out of 3 against violence,” he highlighted.
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On May 29 of this year, the constitutionality of the 3 of 3 was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF). against violenceHowever, there are still seven states that must reform their local legislation, including Mexico City.
On November 25, the legal period of 180 days expires for these states to harmonize their legislation, within the framework of the day of eradication of gender violence.
Therefore, the approval of this initiative in the capital next Thursday would mean that it would be applicable for the 2024 electoral period, where the brakes would be placed onharassers, food debtors and harassers who want to run for or occupy any public office.
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This proposal was promoted by the activist and feminist Yndira Sandoval, founder of Las Constituciónntes, who in 2017 was a victim of violence and torture by police elements in the state of Guerrero.