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The woman who inspired gender sensitivity training courses throughout governmental branches

What does it mean to translate with a human rights approach?

The International Human Rights Day is celebrated every December 10th. The date was chosen on a day much like today but in 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Additionally, in Argentina, it coincides with the celebration of the reinstatement of democracy after our country's last civic-military dictatorship.

At Tradoctas, the experience of our Managing Partners on the topic ensures that our translations incorporate this perspective. On top of her long-standing translating and proofreading career in the field of humanitarian issues, María Leticia worked for several years at the Gender Directorate (currently, the Secretariat of Women, Genders, Diversity and Human Rights) of the Municipality of Morón. There, she collaborated in the drafting of public policy and the creation of media campaigns with a gender perspective.

As for Lía, she worked as research director and head professor of subjects related to Legal Translation as well as for international organizations. For over a decade now, she has delivered impeccable translations on a wide array of topics, from Corporate Law and institutional communication for local and international companies to legislative texts that have a direct impact on the lives of cis women, trans men and non-binary people and the development of NGOs and international organizations.

Micaela García, the woman who inspired gender sensitivity training courses throughout governmental branches

Last August marked the 5th anniversary of the femicide of Micaela García, an Argentine young woman murdered at age 21. She was an activist part of Movimiento Evita and an active advocate for Not One Woman Less. Additionally, she was studying to become a PE teacher.

Sebastián José Luis Wagner killed her in the city of Gualeguay (province of Entre Ríos). The murderer, who had already been sentenced to 9 years in prison for raping two women, kidnapped, abused and killed García while on probation, in collusion with Néstor Pavón.

Her friend and fellow activist Carla Bassini shared with Marcha:

"Mica was the most eager and tenacious person I've met when it came to her fights, her ideas. Any time she came up with something, she went ahead and did it, even when it seemed that it was not gonna work. In fact, for March 24th she prepared a magazine... We started with nothing at all, no resources to invest in it, and we signed as Juventud Peronista but she was the force behind it."

Education against gender-based violence

Law No. 27,499 was enacted on January 10th 2019. It dictates that all public employees working in the National Executive, Legislative and Judiciary offices are to participate in mandatory training courses on gender and gender-based violence.

The law was named after Micaela García, victim of femicide in 2017. Its purpose is to repair and prevent further harm done by courts' rulings where men accused of sexual abuse and femicide were acquitted. The National Ministry of Women, Genders and Diversity is in charge of these courses.

As expressed by the national government: "Our goal is to provide tools and deconstruct common ideas to question inequality and discrimination and transform specific practices in everything we do: each process, each intervention, each bill and, ultimately, each and every public policy. This is an opportunity to prioritize training and use it for the design of public policy with a gender perspective across all levels of the State."

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