Psychiatric hospitals sign agreement to abolish sexual harassment

Psychiatric hospitals sign agreement to abolish sexual harassment
  • The Fray Bernardino Álvarez Psychiatric Hospital unveiled a plaque against harassment and sexual harassment.
  • He also announced that actions against violence against working women are reinforced.
  • For the first time in its history, this hospital is run by a woman and it is Dr. Rosa María Osiris Pazarán Galicia.

Medical care for a patient requires high preparation for all that it implies. Mandatory several years of preparation and constant updating are required. But it is also necessary to contemplate the opposite side because it is a profession that has several risks. In fact, within Mental hospitals frequently report cases of sexual harassment against healthcare workers.

Due to the above, the National Commission against Addictions (Conadic), the Psychiatric Care Services (SAP) and the Technical Secretariat of the National Mental Health Council (STConsame) signed the statement Zero tolerance for sexual harassment and sexual harassment. The objective is to guarantee an environment free of violence against people, particularly against women workers.

The signing of the pronouncement implies that behaviors such as physical contact of a sexual nature, giving undue preferences in exchange for sexual favors, expressing insults of a sexual nature, as well as conditioning the obtaining of a job are prohibited in mental health and addiction prevention instances. , their permanence or conditions in exchange for “gifts” of a sexual nature.

Psychiatric hospitals are now free from sexual harassment

During the ceremony, which took place on the premises of the Fray Bernardino Álvarez Psychiatric Hospital (HPFBA)Juan Manuel Quijada Gaytán, general director of the SAP, pointed out that the speeches against the macho culture that for years has normalized violence against women are no longer enough.

“We must act and put a stop to violence, macho attitudes, harassment and sexual harassment, leering looks, comments to women’s bodies, supposed jokes that are actually violent, making a woman less just for the fact of being We must eradicate these attitudes and actions.”

He explained that, for the first time since its founding, a woman directs the HPFBA. She is about the current CEO, Rosa María Osiris Pazarán Galiciawho, at the beginning of his administration, carried out a reflexive gender clothesline and against sexual harassment.

Eliminate violence against women

For his part, the head of Conadic, Gady Zabicky Sirot, stressed that the Government of Mexico and the Ministry of Health (SSa) work with a firm commitment to equality and non-violence. He called to comply with the rules of integrity for the exercise of public function, as well as to not be indifferent to violence and sexual harassment.

The head of STConsame, Diana Iris Tejadilla Orozco, invited all the personnel to know their rights and obligations, as well as to enforce the rules and promote healthy coexistence in the workplace.

The general director of Conadic, Evalinda Barrón Velázquez, recalled that the National Strategy for the Prevention of Addictions (ENPA) applies strategies governed by the principle of violence prevention, since it is known that violence is a risk factor for problems mental health and substance use.

On behalf of the National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health (CNEGSR), Norma Angélica San José Rodríguez, called for breaking the patriarchal pact and silence to denounce and duly address cases of harassment and sexual harassment.

“Pronouncements like this are the way to dare to denounce, not only the working women, but also the girls and adolescents of this country.”

Finally, the authorities unveiled the license plate of the Fray Bernardino Álvarez Psychiatric Hospital as an institution with zero tolerance for harassment and sexual harassment.

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