International Development Law Organization

No Me Pongas La Mano Encima

18 Jun 2015

Campaña contra la Violencia Institucional, desarrollada por jóvenes del Programa "Jóvenes con Más y Mejor Trabajo" del Centro de Acceso a la Justicia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

On 20 February 2014, in the Bruno Volta district of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, youths working for the local “Access to Justice Center” kicked off their own campaign against institutional violence, and in particular against the ill-treatment young people from impoverished backgrounds may suffer at the hands of the police. During the event, under the slogan “Hands off! Your violence = my insecurity,"  they distributed materials about the rights of people in police custody, with a special focus on underage detainees. The campaign was born out of a training workshop IDLO carried out in June 2014 in cooperation with Argentina’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, in the framework of the European Commission’s EUROsociAL II Program.