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El día 10 de abril de 2018, en coordinación con la Alianza de mujeres y mujeres indígenas por el acceso a la justicia, se realizó un conversatorio con cinco de las aspirantes a ocupar el cargo de Fiscal General y jefa del Ministerio Público. Ilse Magalia Álvarez Ortíz de Espada, Patricia Elizabeth Gámez Barrera, Brenda Dery Muñoz Sánchez, Gladys Verónica Ponce Mejicanos, y Mayra Yojana Veliz López, expusieron las líneas generales de su plan de trabajo que implementarían de ser electas, en materia de derechos humanos de las mujeres, de Pueblos Indígenas, justicia transicional y políticas en materia de mujeres a lo interno del Ministerio Publico. Todas reconocieron el trabajo de la fiscal actual Thelma Aldana y manifestaron el compromiso de dar continuidad al trabajo en favor de las mujeres y en la búsqueda de justicia por violencia contra las mujeres y violencia sexual.

On April 10th of 2018, in coordination with the Alliance of women and indigenous women for the Access to justice, IW held an round table discussion with five of the female candidates to be selected as General Attorney and Chief of the General Attorney’s Office. These five candidates, Ilse Magalia Álvarez Ortíz de Espada, Patricia Elizabeth Gámez Barrera, Brenda Dery Muñoz Sánchez, Gladys Verónica Ponce Mejicanos, and Mayra Yojana Veliz López, shared general ideas how they would work on issues such as women’s human rights, indigenous people, transitional justice and internal gender policies if they were elected for the position in the General Attorney’s Office. They all acknowledged the important work of the present General Attorney Thelma Aldana and stated their commitment to continue the work in support of women and the search for justice in cases of violence against women and sexual violence.

 



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