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María José Pizarro will declare in the Prosecutor’s Office for the alleged network of trafficking in women in Congress: “I have not received complaints”

María José Pizarro, senator of the Historical Pact, must give testimony before the Prosecutor's Office to talk about human trafficking revealed by Gustavo Bolívar.  (Colpress)
María José Pizarro, senator of the Historical Pact, must give testimony before the Prosecutor’s Office to talk about human trafficking revealed by Gustavo Bolívar. (Colpress)

One of those who will have to render a version before the General Prosecutor of the Nation for the alleged trafficking in women in the Congress of the Republic will be the senator Maria Jose Pizarroofl Historical Pact. This, within the framework of the explosive statements delivered by the former congressman of that political coalition, Gustavo Bolivar.

Pizarro must appear before the accusing entity, as she herself revealed, in the framework of the investigation that the institution opened to corroborate if, in effect, what Bolívar said, that in the National Capitol sexual abuse was committed against officials of that corporation, it was true.

The congresswoman told the station RCN Radio that Prosecutor already called her to attend a hearing to testify in this regard. In fact, Pizarro is president of the Congressional Legal Commission for Women’s Equality and, days ago, it convened an extraordinary session to evaluate the issue, in unison with the Ministry of Labor, the Ombudsman’s Office and a delegation from the Attorney General’s Office.

    Gustavo Bolívar left Congress with explosive statements about alleged sexual abuse in the National Capitol.  colpress
Gustavo Bolívar left Congress with explosive statements about alleged sexual abuse in the National Capitol. colpress

Likewise, Pizarro assured that the issue of alleged sexual crimes in the Colombian parliament and that Gustavo Bolívar revealed could not concern only congressmen, but, from different fronts, they had to take action on the matter. It should be mentioned that the Attorney General’s OfficeLikewise, it opened an investigation to determine the veracity of these serious denunciations.

Moreover, the official congresswoman assured that Bolívar should have denounced the facts that the officials revealed to him because the human rights of the citizens had been put at stake. “We have a duty by law to report anything where it is violate the rights of human beings”, added the legislator of the Historical Pact.

In fact, to address the alleged female trafficking network in Congress, the commission chaired by Pizarro devised a ‘Protocol for reporting harassment and violence against women’ in which such complaints will be received so that what the writer revealed last weekend never happens again.

“We reiterate our entire disposition so that, without re-victimization and through internal, safe and effective channels, the women of Congress are heard, accompanied, supported and guided in cases of harassment and violence”, assured María José Pizarro in dialogue with Snail Radio.

María José Pizarro, a senator from the Historical Pact, criticized Bolívar for not warning that there would be trafficking in women in Congress.  (Colpress)
María José Pizarro, a senator from the Historical Pact, criticized Bolívar for not warning that there would be trafficking in women in Congress. (Colpress)

The parliamentarian also assured that with the aforementioned entities they are already investigating this type of event and revealed that these complaints never reached her. “We are finding out, I I have never received a complaint of that kind. No congressional worker has approached me, I don’t know how recent the events are, ”said the senator, in turn asking the President of the Senate, Roy Barrerasspeed in the investigations, with the help of the Public Ministry, to determine what happened.

“For our part, we are pressing, as we have done since last November 25, so that the work table that has already been established works as soon as possible to make the final review of the protocol in the legal office of the Senate,” he added. Pizarro, who reminded those affected that, in the event of any case of harassment, they can contact the lines (601) 382 24 08 or email: [email protected].

In order to reach truthful conclusions in this regard, the president of the Women’s Commission revealed that the United Nations and the presidency of the House of Representativesat the head of David Racerthey are also collaborating to find those responsible and assured that this new scandal in the Legislature should serve for the whole of society to reflect on the vulnerability that Colombian women face, not only in Congress, but in other contexts.

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