translated from Spanish: MPs in Michoacán seek to ensure legal mechanisms for the protection of victims

Morelia, Michoacán.- Since the Congress of the State of Michoacán, legal mechanisms for the protection of victims must be guaranteed and thus healthy education is guaranteed, Deputy Eduardo Orihuela Estefan said in a statement.
The coordinator of the bench of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and member of the special commission to follow up, attend and investigate cases of sexual harassment against students of the Michoacana University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, It was essential to ensure that students come to their study center without the fear of such situations.
During the meeting of the members of the above-mentioned committee, it was established that they should accompany the victims at all times, who in past months reported the problem of sexual harassment they suffered by some teachers.
But, said Orihuela Estefan, at all times the university autonomy will be respected, but no doubt the respective exhortations will be made for the authorities of the Maximum House of Studies to carry out the necessary actions to prevent these regrettable situations continue to happen.
The reforede, the First Party pointed out, it becomes necessary that progress within the Commission should be discussed with the rector of the UMSNH so that, in accordance with the University’s protocols, they are complemented and actioned accordingly.
Eduardo Orihuela considered that as a matter of interest to all Michoacans, meetings will also be sought with the rectors of all the universities of the state, both public and private, and thus achieve better results for the benefit of all students.
From now on, the Member urged those who have been sexually harassed by their teachers to report it to the relevant bodies, as this is the first step in trying to eradicate this situation.
For their part, he added, the members of the Commission have pledged to be close with the authorities of the State Attorney General’s Office, to urge them to give priority to these issues that violate those who attend their respective schools and universities with the to receive adequate academic preparation and not to be harassed by their teachers.
Finally, he urged those who wish to approach him to seek his support for some situation about the tenor, to do so in the State Congress itself or through their social networks.

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