The Government of Baja California will continue working with organizations that work in favor of the people, as the Governor of the State, Jaime Bonilla Valdez, has done during his tenure. The above was said by the Undersecretary of Attention to Civil Society Organizations, Bárbara Patricia Pacheco, during a meeting held in person and virtually with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, for its acronym in English), the Executive Secretary for the Protection of Children and Adolescents (SIPINNA BC) and the Inter-Institutional Coordination Against Trafficking in Persons.
“The Government of Baja California will continue to add this type of effort aimed at helping the women of our entity, we thank UNODC for its generous donation, rest assured that you will continue to have in our government, the best of the provisions to continue collaborating with you,” said Pacheco Contreras.
The UNODC Specialist in strategic analysis, implementation, and liaison and project coordinator, Mr. Mario Cordero, pointed out that “it is of vital importance to working hand in hand with indigenous communities, to put victims at the center of all actions and incorporate a gender and human rights perspective”. And he added: “UNODC in Mexico is working so that the care and shelter centers continue to provide support to people in vulnerable situations and meet their differentiated needs while maintaining the recommended hygiene measures for the containment of COVID-19”.
During the meeting, UNODC delivered medical supplies to the House of Indigenous Women (CAMI) in Baja California to strengthen the immediate assistance that this organization provides to victims of trafficking in persons and migrants. The cooperation between UNODC and CAMI was carried out in conjunction with the Government of Baja California and the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI) and was made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Sweden.
During the event, the Ambassador of Sweden in Mexico, Annika Thunborg, the Executive Secretary of SIPINNA, Ivonne Rodríguez Jaik, the Coordinator of the Interinstitutional Commission against Trafficking in Persons, Diana Solís Reyes, as well as the legal representative of Maxiji Casa participated by video call. of Indigenous Women, Margarita Amalia Cruz Cruz.