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Isla Mujeres City Council votes to reform laws to prevent domestic violence abusers from holding public office

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The Government of Isla Mujeres has voted in favor of a legal reform that will prevent domestic violence abusers from holding public office. On Tuesday, Isla Mujeres Mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde said City Council approved constitutional reforms that promote non-violence against women, girls, boys and adolescents.

She reported that the approved reforms will prevent violent aggressors from holding any form public office. She says the foregoing is part of the continuation in the transformation of the municipality to generating well-being and social justice.

On Tuesday, Isla Mujeres City Council voted in favor of reforms to Articles 43, 67 and 109 of the Political Constitution of the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.

In relation to the approval of the reform of Article 43, she pointed out that it is a great advance for women who are victims of domestic violence. Ricalde said the reform will also extend to fathers who fail to pay child support. Men behind on their child support payments will also be prevented from accessing political and / or public positions.