Gentile elect 07.09.2009

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Gentile elect 07.09.2009 Press Conference Salon Peron – Legislature CABA – 17hs Paper presentation The City of Buenos Aires, was a pioneer in implementing the System of Integral Protection of the Rights of Children and Adolescents. This system, developed not without difficulties since 1998, has started a free fall since the month of December 2007, when it assumes the current head of government. From there, he began a systematic process of destruction of public policies for children and adolescents and, particularly, the body established by Act 114 for the promotion and protection of the rights of the population: the Council’s Rights Children and Adolescents. First, it has been engulfed the whole of public policy because of the actions and omissions of GCBA, linked to the restriction rather than expansion of the rights of children. The reflection of policy decisions is the budget and in that sense, it is notable that the under budgeted directly affects the poor. At 6 months the item sidewalks and asphalt reached 49 while other priorities such as Social Development show an alarming level of performance of 8.5 and health and education does not reach 30 . Porte a Citizenship Program, which provides grants to the poorest sectors reached 39 and also has closed access. In the area of Housing has produced a budget that cut sharply lower 500 to 120 million the budget of the IVC, including 80 million fall in wages and dismantled the Emergency Housing Program.Consequently since this government took over the number of people on the streets rose from 1000 to 2000 and began a policy of violent evictions from the hand of the Control Unit Public Spaces (UCEP). Similarly dismantled cultural centers and programs are turned off for inclusion as ZAP, Bridges School and is favored by the Metropolitan Police budget to the detriment of social programs such as Puerto Pibes. Now if you look at targeted policies aimed at the most vulnerable population of the City, it appears that the model intends to carry out the current management GCBA is based on a strong social control that favors the institutionalization of poor children over the strengthening family and community ties. In this sense and with regard to children on the streets, despite the 4 counts made, no comprehensive responses have been generated or have been strengthened and weakened the few existing programs. Specifically, that residents affected by the problem of consumption of “PACO” is in a situation of utter helplessness by government inaction, which results in the absence of programs for prevention, treatment and inclusion. The only document that refers to a program’s sole and exclusive placement response, with no institutions for this purpose and, thus, the plan called “comprehensive” appears more a mockery of those who suffer from this situation a state policy. The Repeal of the patronage paradigm characterized by the separation of children from socially vulnerable families for their placement in institutions or in homes has been taken up by the present Government of Buenos Aires. In this regard, and in clear contradiction with the legal mandate, 50 of the budget of the Department of Children, under the Ministry of Social Development, is intended to Care Program for Children and Adolescents in Situations of Infringement which is mostly Social policies for placement of children in homes.

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