Grupo Chaparral, in collaboration with the Sinaloa Women’s Secretariat (SEMUJERES), held a series of talks and workshops on the prevention of domestic violence for its field employees.
SEMUJERES training staff informed them of the importance of identifying the types of violence that exist, how they occur, and where they can go for support if they are experiencing any of them or if they know of any situation in their environment. They were also told that all complaints are completely confidential, and the services provided are free.
Some of the types of violence that were mentioned were: physical, psycho-emotional, patrimonial, sexual, economic, and against reproductive rights. With activities and examples, some representations of the types of violence were made, which made it clearer for the participants.
On the other hand, some rights that family members have and that in one way or another contribute to the non-violence in the family were shared: That their physical integrity be respected, that they are listened to and treated with the same respect as any other member of the family, and to carry out educational activities that contribute to their personal development.
Both women and men have the right to equal consideration, respect, and authority in the family, to live free of violence, and to participate in making decisions related to the family group. A family in which the rights of all members are respected contributes to achieving personal development.
Collaboration with local and governmental organizations is key to establishing support programs and offering counseling. Through these talks and workshops, Grupo Chaparral and SEMUJERES seek to maintain a close relationship with the agricultural population by providing information, and legal and psychological counseling.
SEMUJUERES Sinaloa helps to overcome inequalities and obstacles that limit women’s rights and opportunities. It promotes their empowerment because it is certain that rural women are key actors for change and progress in their communities and the state.