Sejusc celebrates nine years of the Maria da Penha Law with programming in Manaus and in the countryside

The activities begin on the next day 7 and end on 28.
05/08/2015 15h46 - Updated 5/08/2015 15h46
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In celebration of the ninth anniversary of the Maria da Penha Law (11.340/2006), created on 7 August 2006 to curb, to prevent, punish and eradicate domestic violence against women, the Department of Justice, Human Rights and Citizenship (Sejusc), through the Executive Secretariat for Women Policy (SEPM), starts Law birthday agenda with actions to women. The activities begin on the next day 7 (Friday) and end on 28 (Friday).

The opening event will be at 9 am, in the auditorium John Bosco of Amazonas State Legislature (Avenida Mário Ypiranga Monteiro, old Recife, n° 3.950, park Ten, center-on area). In this ocasion, there will be the launch of the 3rd State Competition for the Prevention of Violence against Women, in partnership with the Department of Education (Seduc).

1st year students of elementary school to the 3rd year of high school education in public schools can participate and compete for notebooks, tablets and mobile phones. This year's theme is Education for Gender Equity: The importance of women for Brazilian society.

"The aim of the competition is cause reflection on the current situation of women. His role and fight for more space in social structures even having to act in various roles such as mother, wife, working, provider of home and housewife ", explains the secretary of the SEPM, keyth Bentes.

day 6 a 27 of August, happen informative approaches to the Maria da Penha Law and lectures related to Confront Network on Violence against Women. Activities will be in maternity and family community centers.

"The Amazon has a network of women to health care services, active, however, many people do not know how it works or how to access it. The Maria da Penha Law came to strengthen and expand increasingly free services offered by the State Government ", says Bentes.

itinerant services to women in situations of violence - In 11 a 14 of August, women victims of domestic violence Bela Vista community and other 11 villas and branches of the rural area of ​​the municipality Manacapuru (distant 84 kilometers from Manaus) They will receive psychosocial care, legal advice and referrals in the Mobile Unit Field of Women and Forest. The action will be from 8 am to 16h, the State School Mario Silva D'Almeida, Designed on the street, s/nº, km 27 road Manoel Urbano.

nonlocal, also will happen lectures, conversation circles, leafleting and distribution of informational brochures on domestic violence, as well as nutritional guidance, craft workshops (gossip and apply patch), cooking (biscuits and sweets) and beautification (braiding, makeup and basic haircut) with the support of Amazon Technological Education Center (Cetam). Registration is free and will be held on the event, at 8 am.

“The headquarters will be Bela Vista, but we will be able to reach the residents of the boat-billed heron extension, Cemetery, Santana and Who Wants to Go. And Maniquara communities, St. John's Ubin, Black lake, Santa Luzia, orangery, Calado / Palestine and Santo Antonio”, emphasizes Bentes.

Documents emission
First and second basic documents routes as birth certificate, RG, CPF and Work Permit may be issued during the action. Photos and copies of documents will be taken in order to facilitate the process.

"It is in the rural area that there is a greater number of people without documentation. That is why, these itinerant actions are an opportunity to take citizenship who does not yet exist before the State. This makes life easier for them and includes them as citizens ", informs the holder of Sejusc, grace Prola.

According to the Police Specialized in Crimes against Women, In Manaus, They were held from January to June this year 4.079 Occurrences bulletins and 1.041 PROTECTIVE mEASURES. In the same period last year were 4.773 e 1.240, respectively.

“Despite the comparative data show a slight decrease this year, we can conclude that this is due to inhibition mechanisms that the law provides. Of course there are still women who for various reasons do not record or even hide that suffer some kind of violence. But we are working to make the service more effective and efficient”, concludes Prola.

The Emergency Service to Women (PEM), the Shelter and the State Center for Reference and Support Women (Cream) conducted 10.501 calls in relation to violence against women, including host, shelter, delivery notifications, home visits, social and psychological care, including men and couples, speeches, offices and art therapy.

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