Students from UNAM’s Faculty of Political and Social Sciences (FCPyS) who kept the facilities closed in protest against gender-based violence delivered the campus to university authorities today.
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The Faculty reported through a statement that on Thursday, the Organized Women of the FCPyS delivered the facilities they had taken since january 30.
UNAM staff will take a tour to review the conditions in which the Faculty is located and will soon inform the community about its status.
The Faculty reports: pic.twitter.com/Yvug7hWkCT
— FCPyS-UNAM (@UNAM_FCPyS) April 30, 2020
The Political Science Administration stated that it “has maintained and will maintain its commitment to contribute to the eradication of gender-based violence with actions that are in the possibilities and competences of the Faculty”.
He also reiterated his readiness to dialogue with the protesters, “to jointly find a solution to the various challenges of the Faculty, while fulfilling our substantive functions, for the benefit of society.”
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“Our fight still stands”
For their part, the Organized Women of the FCPyS noted that they delivered the facilities “forced by the COVID-19 health emergency and the need to safeguard our physical and mental health”.
The collective recalled that they had been taking over the facilities since 30 January “due to a lack of attention to the problems of gender-based violence as well as the poor health services that exist at the University.”
“Health contingency is temporary, but resistance does not rest; we will go back to the streets and occupy the fighting spaces because this flame will not be extinguished,” they said in a statement.
“We reiterate that our struggle still stands,” they contrifined.
Pronunciation of MOFCPyS when leaving the premises:
Posted by Separatist Assembly FCPyS on Thursday, April 30, 2020
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