Puebla can be a pioneer in punishing up to seven years in prison for political cyber violence recognizing the figure of “digital hit man”an initiative that would also support the participation of women by 2024.
In interview with publimeter, Edurne Ochoa Ledesmamember of the organization 33 Womenexplained that the current Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence Act does not shield cyber security for women.
Well, although the Penal Code already considers the media violence (which promotes sexist stereotypes, apology for violence, reproduces hate speech, among others), and initiatives such as the Olympia Lawonly remains in the diffusion of intimate content without consent.
The political and feminist communication consultant said that they are looking for expand gender violence actions that are carried out in the digital sphere against all women, regardless of whether she is a housewife, academic, politician, journalist, or student.
“Mexico has become a paradise for malware, within these own laws the figure of espionage, theft, monitoring does not come, the purchase and sale of images, texts, messages or any content within the devices does not come” , said.
He pointed out that he is promoting this proposal from the Puebla Congress, with the support of deputies Nora Escamilla and Guadalupe Leal, because he has been a victim of this type of attack for two years. assaults and although he has denounced three times before the State Attorney General’s Office, he has not proceeded because they are not regulated.
Punishment of “digital hitmen”
Ochoa Ledesma highlighted that they seek to include the concept of “digital hit man”, because behind those who violate, there are someone with first and last name that “is pulling the trigger” in the digital space to exercise this type of violence.
He explained that the initiative is that any act that violates, hacked, violent, threateneddistribute, buy or sell, spy or follow up through information technologies must be sanctioned with clear action protocols, through the Prosecutor’s Office, Cyber Police and Public Security.
“There must be yes or yes, immediate coordination, so that in one day it is known from which server, which DNS, which IP, in whose name, attacks against women are coming out and if they attack children, the penalties are greater ”, he explained.
— Edurne Ochoa, political communication consultant
He added that this package of initiatives will also be able to shield the women’s participation facing the 2024 elections, as an example is the series of attacks against candidates in past processes.
“Enough of impunity, of digital hitmen who are charging millions, monetize misogyny to displace women from the public space,” he said.
Finally, he commented that Puebla can be a pioneer and open a gap for political-electoral rights for women, so that with a complaint and through a court order download and delete all offensive material so that it is not “sleeping violence”.