Children’s Ombudsman assesses Sergio Massa’s conviction for Brisa Law budget cuts

The defender of children’s rights, Marissa Grahamwarned of cuts in sensitive areas of the state and maintained this assesses, condemning the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, due to the lack of funds for the program to assist children of victims of femicide, known as the Brisa Act.

Graham raised the possibility when he presented his 2021 governance report to the House of Commons Family, Children and Youth Committee. There, the employee claimed that she had already sent a letter to the head of the Palacio de Hacienda due to a lack of resources for various programs.

In addition to the impact on Brisa Act distributions, the defense argued that itemized cuts bring the program to Program for Autonomy to Exit (Pae)which supports young people who have left friendly homes, and remuneration of educators in child development centers.

“There are games missing that interfere with mustard (National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and the Family) could comply next month with the Pae Act, Brisa and Child Development Center Caregiver Remuneration,” Graham said.

“We have sent a letter to the Minister of Economy, looking with concern at the situation and for the next month to decide the budget of these programs,” he added. And emphasized: “If this money is not there next month we will initiate the appropriate legal action so that Sennaf can meet the minimumor “.

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After Graham’s speech, the opposition reacted. Martin Maceiradeputy of Together for Change of La Pampa, called “urgent” the delivery of funds. “Please inform us when these games will be shipped. The government must stop harming those who need it most,” he said.

As reported by LA NACION, at the request of Sergio Massa, the Fernandez administration reduced planned transfers by 70,000 million pesos to the Ministry of Education, 10,000 million for health and 50,000 million for the Procrear program. The measure is part of the state’s approach to the fiscal deficit.

According to the report presented by the ombudsman, 842 children of victims of femicide were assisted in 2021, despite the fact that the annual program planned to assist 900. Meanwhile, 1,012 young people without parental care were assisted when the forecast was almost double.

Marissa Graham spoke to the Family, Childhood and Youth Committee
Marissa Graham spoke to the Family, Childhood and Youth CommitteeHCDN Press

During his presentation, Graham proposed on Tuesday to reformulate the current disability law, which has been in place since the last dictatorship and which he described as “retrograde”. He also called for changes to juvenile justice and mental health laws.

Law 27,452, better known as the “Brisa Law”, was unanimously passed in 2018 by the Chamber of Deputies. The rule provides for financial compensation for children of victims of femicide. In this sense, creates a payment system for children and adolescents whose “parent and/or related parent has been prosecuted and/or convicted as the author, co-author, instigator, or accomplice of the crime of murder of their parent.”

The initiative takes its name from a tragic case from 2014. Briza and her twin brothers are Diana Barionuevo’s childrenA 24-year-old woman who was beaten to death in December of that year by Ivan Adalberto Rodriguezhis ex-partner and father of the boys.

Diana’s body was found floating in the Las Catonas stream in the city of Moreno in Buenos Aires. The murderer was sentenced in 2017 to life imprisonment. At that time, Diana’s father, Osvaldo Barrionuevo, was left in charge of the boys, and he had to turn to the media for help – food, clothes, school supplies, toys – to be able to raise the boys.

The Chamber of Deputies unanimously adopted the Brisa law in 2018.
The Chamber of Deputies unanimously adopted the Brisa law in 2018.HCDN

The case has become iconic and, along with many others, has been used to promote various bills that seek an answer to this critical situation that affects more than 3,000 minors.

According to the regulations, economic reparation – the equivalent of a they have a minimum pension– Must be paid monthly by the national state and will be considered comprehensive care compatible with family allowances.

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