Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, July 2, 2019 – Recognizing that prevention, punishment of femicide, and combating impunity for these crimes are essential to guarantee women and girls live free from violence, the Consulate General United States in Monterrey, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the «not a Feminicidio More» initiative. This initiative is unique in the world and positions the state of Nuevo Leon as a pioneer in integrated combat femicide in Mexico. It is expected that at the end of the project, the model and lessons learned can both be replicated elsewhere with a high incidence of femicide, both in Mexico and in the world.
Inaugurating the project, «Neither a femicide More», the Consul General William H. Duncan said, «Today, we have taken a firm step towards security and justice for women in Nuevo Leon». Mr. Duncan Recalc or «boost an effort so ambitious is only possible with the enthusiasm and support of a large network of people working from different areas, from government, civil society, the private sector, academia, between other «.
«Not a femicide More» is a four – year project in which the implementing organizations will provide technical assistance and support to the main institutions of the security system, care for victims and justice in the state. This in close collaboration with the administrations of the municipalities of Monterrey, Guadalupe and Escobedo, with the intention that the institutions of the security system to improve their capacities to prevent femicide, and to investigate and punish effectively and gender .
The project, supported by the Foundation IDEA, Equis Justice organizations for Women and Fortis Consultants, has a collaborative approach, so that will work hand in hand with four institutions to design and implement useful and sustainable interventions namely: police (police city of Monterrey, Guadalupe and Escobedo, and the Ministry of State Security), the Attorney General of the State, the Centers for Guidance, Protection and Support for Victims of Crime (COPAVIDE) and the Judiciary of the State. Holders of these institutions were present at the launch event. Also, in order to ensure the integrity of the program, we will work with civil society, the private sector and local health institutions.