With the presence of authorities, students from primary, secondary, centers of many cares, as well as parents, the Congress of the State of Coahuila created the Commission on the Rights of Children and Adolescents, which is coordinated by Deputy Maria Barbara Cepeda Boehringer and when this permanent commission was created, it will remain as a legacy of the current legislature so that in the future children and young people’s issues will be dealt with in a more exclusive and specialized way in this new legislature.
Within the framework of this event, the deputy Eduardo Olmos Castro, president of the Management Board of the local Congress, emphasized: “The importance that the deputies attach to the issue of children and adolescents is of such magnitude that a permanent commission is being created, which will not end with this legislature, that’s important to emphasize because it speaks to the part of that legacy that the legislature leaves in this Congress and that has the support of every single one of the parliamentary groups, there’s no political party difference here, there’s no such difference when we’re talking about our girls, our boys, our teenagers… The issues that will be addressed in this commission, which are not necessarily easy and I think there is much more to be done, these are issues that unite us, that unite us “.
For her part, Deputy Maria Barbara Cepeda made a statement on the official creation of the Commission on the Rights of Children and Adolescents and stated: “The creation of this commission demonstrates the importance that our country has on the issue of girls, boys and adolescents. , that Coahuila has done a great deal of legislative and administrative work in terms of guaranteeing their rights and that it has been a point of reference in this matter at the national level”.
The student Vanya Hiromi Herrera Salas, a student at the Jose María Pino Suárez school, gave a few words on behalf of the children of Coahuila: “I am sure that with the actions that our deputies are proposing from today, they will change the living conditions of many minors and we will remember this day with great pride that in Coahuila children and adolescents are taken into account”.
The event was attended by Francisco Saracho Navarro, Secretary of Education of Coahuila, María Leticia Sánchez Campos, Head of the Office of the Prosecutor for Boys, Girls and the Family, María Teresa Araiza Laguna, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive System for the Protection of Girls, Children and Adolescents (SIPINNA) of the State of Coahuila, José Roberto Cárdenas Zavala, Director General of DIF Coahuila, as well as the deputies María Esperanza Chapa García (Secretary of the Commission), Teresa de Jesus Meras García, Mayra Lucila Valdes González, Claudia Elvira Rodríguez Marquez, Yolanda Elizondo Maltos, Marta Loera Arambula, Maria Eugenia Calderon Amezcua, as well as Deputy Alvaro Moreira Valdes.
Taking the floor within this installation, the authorities and deputies confirmed their willingness to work together to protect and guarantee the rights of children and adolescents, and that they are open to dialogue with parents in their problems.
According to the Organic Act of the State Congress, the Commission on the Rights of Children and Adolescents will hear matters related to:
- Protecting and asserting the rights of children and adolescents;
- Mechanisms for permanent participation of children and adolescents in the state and municipalities;
III. Preventing, eradicating and combating abuse, maltreatment, violence and child exploitation in all its manifestations, as well as harassment;
- Prevention of addictions of minors to toxic substances and intoxicating drinks, as well as treatment for the rehabilitation of those who have these addictions;
- Actions aimed at respecting the human rights of children and adolescents, through inter-institutional links and civil society, among other issues that are or are considered to be within the competence of the Commission.