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1 The Mexican National Network of Refuges.

2 What is the National Network of Refuges? The Network is a NGO initiated in 1999 with the aim of bringing together mexican refuges offering security, protection and specialized care for women and their children who live at risk of gender-based violence as well as victims of trafficking.

3 What is the National Network of Refuges? It joins all private and public refuges in Mexico. There are 74 refuges throughout the National territory which give protection to more than 3,200 women and children at the same moment. In 2008 we protected 15,000 people.

4 A safe and secret place where women and their children go when they are at risk. A refuge designs a specialized intervention for each family according to their needs and respecting women decisions. Measure the level of physical and emotional damages. Provide attention required immediately avoid a bigger crime, homicide, suicide or disability caused by gender based abuse. WHAT IS A REFUGE IN MEXICO?

5 Provide counselling, legal advice, and access to justice. Increase awareness in women’s rights under a gender equity perspective. Interrupt and break the domestic abuse cycle. Give attention to children victims or witnesses of abuse. Contribute to create better public policies to provide more and better services for victims of GBV. WHAT IS A REFUGE IN MEXICO?

6 Crisis intervention Safety place and accommodation (three months average). Psychological and legal advice Concealing Training in different subjects to find a job. Empowerment and self steam workshops. Health and infirmary services Referrals to refuges in other cities. Meals and clean clothes Games and special activities for abused children and witnesses. SERVICES PROVIDED BY REFUGES IN MEXICO

7 70% of people protected in refuges are children OCUPATION RATES IN MEXICAN SHELTERS women boys girls

8 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx SERVICES PROVIDED BY SHELTERS AREAS OF PROVISION SERVICES IN NNR MODEL Counseling Medical Social services Legal-justice services

9 To strength and support the work of every refuge in Mexico. To promote quality standards in services provided by refuges. To contribute to reduce the consequences of GBV in women and their children. To promote public policies with equity and gender perspective. To reduce domestic abuse rates and homicides. GOALS OF THE NATIONAL NETWORK

10 We have developed the National Model to Provide Attention, Protection and Support to women and children victims GBV. We have multi-agency model for referrals and protocols among the refuges and public institutions for cases which face extreme risk to erase any trace of persecute families. We set up National Meetings with lectures, seminars and workshops to up date our skills and knowledge. We usually share experiences and systematize our best practices. HOW DOES THE NETWORK WORK?

11 National Chair Executive Director Five cordinators: two in the Noth of the country, two in the center and one in the south. We have one national assambly every year and annual work programme We have a National phone number 01800 822 44 60 for referrals STRUCTURE OF THE NNR

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14 To develop a Model for provision services to children in refuges To develop National quality standards for provision services in all the refuges To conclude the National System Indicators of Refuges in a data base 3rd Interamerican Meeting of refuges in November 2011 MAIN CURRENT PROJECTS

15 WHO DO WE WORK WITH? NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Ministry of Health National Institute of Women Foreing Affairs Ministry Ministry of Interior National Institute of Social Development Ministy Public Security General Attorney Office Congress and Senate Local governors and mayors

16 WHO DO WE WORK WITH ABROAD? INTERNATIONAL UN DPI/NGO UNPFA UNIFEM AI England PAHO MSI US IOM ACWS Canada US EMBASSY WA England NNEDV US WAVE Europe NCEDSV US Mujeres separadas y divorciadas Spain Shelters in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Peru.

17 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 1st INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS September 2006: There were delegates from 10 countries from the American Continent and the UK. OUTCOMES It was a unic opportunity that for the fist time allow shelters from the Continent to cher their experiences, best practices and models of provision services. Everyone could get a wider view of what is going on in GBV in other countries, laws, support to NGO´s and public policies. 1 st INTER AMERICAN MEETING:

18 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 1ST INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS September 2006: There were delegates from 10 countries from the American Continent and the UK. OUTCOMES It was a unic opportunity that for the fist time allow shelters from the Continent to cher their experiences, best practices and models of provision services. Everyone could get a wider view of what is going on in GBV in other countries, laws, support to NGO´s and public policies. 1 st INTER AMERICAN MEETING:

19 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 1st INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS OUTCOMES Exchange of details to be in contact for referrals. Commitment to endorse better public policies for shelters in each country. The begining of an informal Network for chering experiences, work together and referrals. Canada ACWS propuse to launch the next Inter American Meeting in 2008 that finally became Global Meeting instead. 1st INTER AMERICAN MEETING:

20 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 1st INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS An Inter-American Shelter´s Statement from delegates of 10 Countries: 1)Establish mechanism for compliance with international agreements on human rights and women´s and children rights. 2)Implement post-refuge public policy for the restitution of victim´s rights. 3)Guarantee civil servants constant training. 4) Harmonize or standardize local, regional.. and national legislation according to.... international agreements. 1st INTER AMERICAN MEETING:

21 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 1st INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS Work together in the protection and support of women at risk for GBV Report morbidity and mortality in cases of violence Exercise intenational cooperation for the coordination of the protection, support and attention of women and for the prevention of violence against them, prioritizing three aspects: referral and counter-referral of cases; acces to services and resources; systematization of experiences. 1st INTER AMERICAN MEETING:

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31 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 2nd INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th November 2009 in Mexico City. With an innovative program focusing on the public policies and international cooperation to tackle GBV. Through a series of keynote lectures, symposia, planarians. 2nd INTER AMERICAN MEETING:

32 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 2nd INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS GOALS: To exchange models, good practices, experiences and successful public policies. To create regional mechanisms for referrals and a strong networking of leaders’ of shelters in countries where the rule of law is lacked and public policies to tackle GBV are weak. To create better mechanisms to protect women and shelters´ leaders when organized crime and weapons trafficking have increased the risk they face everyday. To strengthen rule of law in our countries and civil society movement looking for better strategies with our governments. To consolidate the Inter-American Network of Shelters.

33 www.rednacionalderefugios.org.mx 2nd INTER AMERICAN MEETING OF SHELTERS WORKING GROUP TO FOLLOW UP GOALS: It is formed by representatives of 17 countries. We lunched a Working Group Meeting in Guatemala in August 2010. The 3 rd Inter-American Meeting will take place in August in Antigua City, Guatemala. We agreed to involve more organizations and ountries We developed a protocol for international referrals for migrant women or extrangers. We developed a communitation protocol for the Network We built the Governance Model of the Network dividing the American continent in five regions.


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