Reform to SIPINNA is a democratic setback: Weaving Childhood Networks

The organization Weaving Childhood Networks considered that the reform that changes the status of the National System for the Comprehensive Protection of Girls, Boys and Adolescents (SIPINNA), represents a democratic regression and an institutional regression for the guarantee of human rights of highly excluded populations, including children and youth.

In a statement signed by Juan Martín Pérez García, Regional Coordinator of Tejiendo Redes Infancia, it is highlighted that progress has been made in our country in terms of child protection.

They highlight that a significant advance in 2014 was the unanimous approval of the General Law on the Rights of Girls, Girls and Adolescents that supports the creation of the SIPINNAas a mechanism for coordinating public policy, from the highest level of democratic governance.

Its central characteristic is that it is not an institution with a bureaucracy; but rather a decentralized body in SEGOB to encourage specialization of the public function, standardize the perspective of childhood, avoid duplication of programs, facilitate the saving of public resources and make services for children more efficient.

The organization maintains that currently 50 highly qualified professionals coordinate an inter-institutional network of thousands of civil servants and public officials in 32 federal entities and 2 thousand 457 municipalities where 38.3 million girls, boys and adolescents live in the country.

Weaving Childhood Networks affirms that the international experts -former members- of the Committee on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations alerted the president and the Mexican State, of the serious setback for international law, in addition to highlighting that the SIPINNA is the most important model of the Americas, and this is of great value because it can inspire other countries as a design of public policy.

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The reform proposes that this System ceases to be a decentralized body of the Ministry of the Interior to become an administrative unit of the DIF.


The organization establishes that this April 30 marks the 5th anniversary that López Obrador signed nine commitments in favor of Mexican children with social organizations.

The first commitment was to strengthen SIPINNA throughout the country.

It is pertinent to reiterate the invitation to honor your word with deeds, reconsidering the mistakes made and working hard in the last stage of your administration to fulfill Mexico’s nine commitments for children.

The face of SIPINNA is that of our daughters and sons, nieces, nephews, girls and boys with whom we live daily; therefore, it is our obligation to protect them.

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