Newspaper La Jornada
Tuesday December 20, 2022, p. 8
The Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM) yesterday ratified its party leadership bodies and, in its national assembly, approved reforms to its basic documents, in order to comply with the agreements of the National Electoral Institute (INE), to put an end to decisions on gender-based political violence.
In the new wording, inclusive language is used, respecting the dignity of people, it complies with obligations of parity in candidacies, and a national women’s body is created to monitor the appointment of candidates.
Since April 2020, provisions issued by the INE on gender political violence came into force, which obliges parties to take measures to prevent, address, punish, repair and eradicate this practice, with the purpose of guaranteeing the full exercise of political and electoral rights, under conditions of substantive equality.
Likewise, the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary has issued rulings that oblige the parties to adopt competitiveness criteria to guarantee the nomination of candidacies for governorships, under the principle of substantive parity, and that this be applied in the following elections. , whether each political institute participates separately, in a coalition or in a common candidacy.
To meet both obligations, the PVEM approved yesterday to empower its National Commission of Honor and Justice to know, investigate and punish cases of political violence against women within the party; include deadlines for filing complaints; incorporate reparation, precautionary and protection measures, and that the state commissions of honor can also receive and integrate files of violence.
The principle of substantive parity was included in the designation of female candidates, especially for governorships, and it was defined that the National Organization of Green Women will have the obligation to monitor compliance with this principle, as well as the promotion of the political and electoral rights of women, provide advice and accompaniment to victims of violence and define prevention actions.