IMMUJER Attends to 5 Violence Cases per Month (Tijuana Press, 12/24/12 by Daniel Angel/Leonardo Ortiz)

Tijuana, BC – The Municipal Women's Institute receives up to five requests monthly for assistance from violence where the situation is considered an emergency, said its head, Lourdes Inzunza. "Psychological violence prevails, when there is already harm that we normally detect has been a long process of prolonged psychological violence", she said.

In such cases, she continued, we are working in coordination with municipal police in the area of domestic violence by accompanying them to the victim’s home and giving them legal advice. Most of the attention is for women 17 to 35 years of age is for physical violence and emotional problems, while sexual violence is common in younger women.

She said with these figures, they have been able to create a database and organize public policies aimed at treating the problems. As for the budget considered for next year to maintain existing programs and expand services, Lourdes Inzunza said that they will have the same resources as this year. "Although we increasingly serve more women, with the same personnel, we think there should be an increase as soon as needed", said the Immujer chief. http://www.tijuanapress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8502:immujer-atiende-cinco-casos-de-violencia-al-mes&catid=1:locales&Itemid=50

Popular Insurance Officials Share Christmas Dinner (Tijuana Press, 12/25/12)

TECATE, BC - Popular Insurance officials headed by its general director, Mirna Rincón Vargas, came to the family home of Elizalde Loza, who live in the military colony of this Township, with the aim of giving them dinner, blankets and gifts for each of its members.

She noted that these actions foster the values of love, solidarity, generosity, respect and union between the Government and society. The Director General of the Regime of Social Protection in Health (Repss) acknowledged the momentum of the State Governor, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, is to protect family health through Popular Insurance and provide them with permanent economic, educational, cultural and social opportunities. "All persons who are beneficiaries of Popular Insurance can receive free consultations, laboratory studies, drugs, hospitalization and surgery by service providers", she pointed out.

She said through the program "Meet United at Christmas" on this occasion benefited Mr. Javier Elizalde Torres, 46, Angelica Lady Loza Gonzalez, 44, and 15 year-old Ulises Javier Elizalde Loza. The Director General of Repss commented that gifts and Christmas dinner were shared by officials from the unit's own resources and will continue participating in other similar activities with gusto.

For his part, Mr. Javier Elizalde Torres, thanked them for the visit and delivery of dinner and gifts by the chief of Repss, Mirna Rincón and the Popular Insurance staff. They also recognized the concern by the Governor of the State, Osuna Millan, who has always shown concern for the needs of families and encouragement of possibilities for development through government programs. http://www.tijuanapress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8504:llevan-alegria-a-la-familia-elizalde-loza-&catid=1:locales&Itemid=50

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