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Federalization of the Micaela Law (AR0091)



Action Plan: Argentina Action Plan 2019-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: National Women's Institute (INAM, for its acronym in Spanish)

Support Institution(s): FEIM, FUNDEPS, ACIJ & ELA

Policy Areas

Access to Justice, Capacity Building, Gender, Judiciary, Justice, Legislative, Marginalized Communities, Open Parliaments, Subnational, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Argentina has ratified most of the international and regional human rights treaties and is actively participating in the efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda. Despite this, violence against women and girls is a serious and persistent problem. Official records reveal 251 direct femicides and 22 victims of related femicide during 2017 (1 woman every 28 hours). As in 2016, the country's femicide rate is 1 femicide per 100,000 women, although with strong variations between the different provincial jurisdictions (OM, 2017). The commitment addresses the federalization of the Micaela Law No. 27499. This Law arose from the femicide of Micaela García in 2017, a young woman who was raped and murdered in the town of Gualeguay by Sebastián Wagner, a man with a criminal record who was on probation, benefit granted by the Justice of the province of Entre Ríos. The Law establishes compulsory training on gender and violence against women for all people who work in public service at all levels and hierarchies in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. The National Women's Institute is the authority to apply this law and is in charge of training the highest authorities of the three branches. The rest of the people included in this standard will carry out the training in the format established by the respective agencies in which they perform their duties. In this sense, it is essential to promote the federalization of the Micaela Law so that it can be adopted by the provincial jurisdictions in order to expand the trainings on gender and violence against women in provincial powers.
Article 10 of the Law invites the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the provinces to adhere.
● So far, the jurisdictions that have adhered include: Buenos Aires, Chaco, Chubut, Salta, Córdoba, La Rioja, Misiones, Neuquén, Santa Cruz.
● Also, the following provinces are undergoing the process to adhere to the Law: Catamarca, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, La Pampa, Mendoza, San Luis, Tierra del Fuego, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
INAM works in an articulated manner with the provincial governments through the Federal Council of Women. The Council meets in different provinces at least 3 times a year and is made up of representatives of the provincial governments, in general, the gender authorities of the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. It is a space that aims to strengthen the joint work between the nation and the provinces, in the style of other councils such as education, justice, childhood, among others. Likewise, the Civil Society Consultative Council was created under article 9 of the Law on Integral Protection to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Violence against Women in the Areas in which they develop their Interpersonal Relations No. 26485. The Council is made up of two organizations by province and by the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, which leads to a total of 48 representatives. It is a space for advice and consultation for society and a roundtable for participation in the discussion of public policies on gender issues.

What is the commitment?
The general objective of this commitment is to advance the federalization of the Micaela Law by promoting the adhesion of the provinces. To this end, the commitment proposes that the National Women's Institute work on this issue in coordination with the Federal Women's Council (CFM, for its acronym in Spanish) and the Civil Society Advisory Council (CCSC).. Together with the CFM, personnel from the women's areas teams and representatives of the provincial Legislative and Judicial powers will be trained. In addition, INAM will technically assist the organizations that make up the Advisory Council to develop campaigns to promote adhesion to the law. Finally, INAM will, in the frame of the meetings of the Consultative Council, report on the results of the monitoring relating to the degree of implementation of the Law in the provinces that adhered.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
Through adherence to the Law, each of the different jurisdictions may have a governing body that will be responsible for certifying the quality of the training provided and for offering training to top authorities. It is expected that people working in the provinces can be trained on: national and international regulations on the subject, conceptual contents, tools and basic resources for identification and orientation in cases of gender violence. Consensus between provincial areas and INAM on key guidelines to develop contents will allow establishing a baseline from which to move forward progressively in order to ensure that 100% of civil servants and state officials are trained in gender perspective. As governing institution responsible for the execution of the Law, INAM considers that this state training in gender and violence against women -both at the national and provincial levels- will contribute positively to the cultural transformation towards a just and egalitarian society.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
The commitment is relevant to transparency as information will be published from the provincial agencies that work on the gender agenda. Likewise, citizens will be able to know the degree of implementation of the Micaela Law in the provinces that adhere by accessing the monitoring report on: the organizations that provide training in the subject of gender and women's rights, the number of people reached, and data on the progress of training programs within each agency.

Additional information
● In relation to the budget, as reflected in Art. 9 of Law 27.499 “the expenses demanded by this law will be taken from the credits corresponding to the budget items of the related public bodies”.
● Compulsory gender training is part of the 35 key actions of the Plan for Equal Rights and Opportunities (2018-2020).
● Likewise, the participatory elaboration of this Plan was one of INAM's commitments in the frame of Argentina Third OGP Action Plan.
● The Plan for Equal Rights and Opportunities is framed within the Government Goals (point 53) and is aligned to SDG 5.


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