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1 Argentina Stop Violence Against Women

2 Newspaper Clarín, March On “Women’s Day” in 2007 a major newspaper in Argentina has the following headline: “Women´s Day The health of women in Argentina and the world” IMPACT on the Media

3 AI´s Campaign

4 Newspaper Clarín, March AI´s impact. ‘A woman dies every two days victims of “machista” violence’ On “Women’s Day” in 2008, However, the same major newspaper in Argentina has the following (large) headline:

5 Amnesty International works.

6 2007 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International Amnesty International demands that the State fight against violence against women. It argues that that violence is a State problem: The Argentinean State is under pressure to put into practice the recommendations of the " Plan of action of 14 points against the Domestic Violence" Some of the points: 4-To abolish the legislation that discriminates against the women 5-To ensure that the domestic violence constitutes a crime 7-To eliminate the obstacles that prevent the processing for acts of domestic violence ……

7 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Diverse actions and lobbying is carried out to continue demanding that the State implements measures to fight violence against woman with effective steps: Octuber 6, 2008: In the Senate a special Committee on Woman is created which main mandate is to to get the urgent approval of a law against violence against women, after many similar projects had failed. This committee is made up of all Senators women from the different political parties. Octuber 28, 2008: Amnesty International presents recommendations to the Senate of the Nation and the Committee on Women.

8 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Diverse actions to continue demanding to the State that faces the violence against the woman with effective steps: November 25, 2008: Amnesty International throws the report “Very late, very little" in the Senate of the Nation with the recommendations and concerns regarding the responsibilities of the Argentinean State.

9 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Advances towards a law against the violence against the women: November 26, The Senate of the Nation approves the project “Law of integral protection, to sanction and to eradicate violence against the women " In the speeches of the Senators they mention the report, recommendations and numbers of Amnesty International, some: “Sin duda, todo lo que hemos hecho —y que tiene un mérito importante— no ha sido suficiente. Creo que la muestra de que no ha sido suficiente ha sido el informe que presentó el martes Amnistía Internacional, “Muy tarde, muy poco. Mujeres desprotegidas ante la violencia de género en la Argentina”… “ (Senadora Gallego) “el Estado argentino y este gobierno han hecho muy poco en materia de la defensa de los derechos humanos de las mujeres en nuestro país. Esto nos lo digo yo sino que lo dijo ayer el director de Amnistía Internacional, que vino al Senado a la Comisión Especial Banca de la Mujer para presentar un informe sobre violencia de género contra las mujeres en la Argentina. Se trata del seguimiento de otro informe que se presentó hace cuatro años. Al respecto, el señor Rafael Barca dijo que en los últimos cuatro años, no ha habido progresos en la Argentina, que no se han notado progresos en esta materia. Además, ¿qué tipo de asistencia recibe una mujer que recurre a algún organismo oficial, ya sea nacional, provincial o municipal? Textualmente, dijo que “esto es una lotería de código postal”; que no se sabe cómo las van a atender porque no hay protocolos o estándares; que es realmente una lotería el tipo de asistencia que van a recibir.” (Senadora Estenssoro) Nota: este proyecto de ley obtuvo media sanción en la Cámara de Senadores el 26/11/08 y deberá debatirse en la Cámara de Diputados en el 2009.

10 Amnesty International works.

11 2006 There aren't any preventive measures to protect women from armed violence in their homes

12 2007 Stop Violence Against Women Amnesty International´s 14 - Point programme Amnesty International demands from the State: “12. Reduce the risks of armed violence: Remove all firearms from homes where incidents of domestic violence have been reported. Ensure that health and social workers include questions on the possession of guns in all demographic, health and social services surveys.”

13 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International March 5, 2008: The Ministry of Defense puts in place a preventive measure against domestic armed violence which prohibits keeping Firearms in those homes in which there have been denunciations of domestic violence. " The minister of Defense Nilda Garré, ordered yesterday to restrict the use of weapon to the military personnel denounced by cases of family violence until there is solved judicial or administrative situation ". Newspaper La Prensa, Buenos Aires – March 5, 2008.

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15 2007 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International Amnesty International demand to the State: 3. “Use the education system to challenge prejudice Educational materials should be developed and incorporated into curriculums at all levels of the education system, aimed at preventing domestic violence and challenging ideas that regard domestic violence as acceptable. Teachers, lecturers and other education workers should be part of the effort to overcome prejudices and stereotypes that confine women and girls to subordinate roles and contribute to domestic violence.” On these measures: " The review of the study plan to promote the equality of gender and the contribution to of the prevention of the violence against women and girls. This includes the review of the school texts as well as the incorporation of sexual and reproductive education in the schools. "

16 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International March 2008: Letters of Amnesty International to the Minister of Education and the President INADI: " Amnesty International is hoping that the Government will take clear measures to address….. the violence against the woman. Amnesty International expects that there is advancement in at least four priority points: – To publicly commit to the fight of gender-driven violence – To develop a National System of Statistics on violence against the woman – To set up a state discussion forum that gather different state players to combat this problem and which coordinates measures to eradicate the gender violence. – To review the educational system”

17 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International Abril 24, INADI (a national government institute created to fight discrimination) and the Department of Education announce the review of the school texts.

18 Amnesty International works.

19 2007 Argentina doesn`t possess a statistical national system on the violence against the woman. There are no numbers on the violence against the women and they skimp information of the topic, there is no political will to give visibility to this problem. The violence against the woman isn't a problem of State.

20 2007 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International Amnesty International demands to the State that it implements a Statistical National System and effective public policies 13. “Collect and publish data on domestic violence Ensure that domestic violence is fully reflected in official reports and statistics, that the collection of qualitative and quantitative data is standardized and disaggregated according to gender and other relevant factors, and that it is open to verification. " It´s necessary to implement a Statistical National System in order that the "invisibility" of the violence against woman ends and there exists concrete information that use as objective base to the policies and future programs ".

21 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International Diverse actions are undertaken to demand to the State the implementation of a Statistical National System: Media impact as a result of Amnesty International campaign on violence against woman (in press): approx. 150 appearances in 2008: In May, 2008 an action signature is launched: Thousands of persons add to the Amnesty International petition

22 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International State agencies begin to mention Amnesty International’s statistics as the only information available on the topic: On August 22: Department of Health of the province of Buenos Aires recognized the need of a Statistical National System and mentioned the numbers of Amnesty International. On August 17: INADI, in the panel “Workshop for the Real Equality between Women and Males, Diagnoses and Strategies to defend the Laws of the Women from the State” (the National University of the Comahue in the context of the Women's National Meeting), mentioned the numbers reported by Amnesty International: 81 cases of domestic violence (…). María José Lubertino President of INADI Dr. Claudio Zin Ministro of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires On August 15: The national representative Silvia Augsburger said that although there is no concrete information on the topic, organizations that work the issue report that in the first 7 months 81 women have died.

23 2008 Stop Violence Against Women Plan of 14 points - Amnesty International Advances towards a Statistical National System: November 26, The Senate of the Nation passes the legislation “Law of integral protection, to sanction and to eradicate the violence against the women " The same one recognizes the importance of possessing statistics, since the State has to guarantee the research and summary of statistics together with all pertinent information about the reasons, consequences and frequency of the violence to evaluate the efficiency of the pertinent measures. This project of law obtained half a sanction in the Senators chamber 26/11/08 and it´ll have to be debated in House of Commons in 2009.

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