Today, March 1, the National Republican Guard (GNR) marks the International Day for Zero Discrimination in order to raise awareness among the population of the different forms of discrimination and inequalities, whether through gender, age, sexual orientation, disability , race, ethnicity, health, religion, nationality, economic situation or social strata, as a way to prevent discriminatory behavior.
Discrimination is based on wrong information, fear or ignorance, reflecting on several common everyday situations, as such, GNR takes advantage of this day to celebrate diversity in favor of a more just, inclusive and tolerant society . In addition to sensitizing the population, Guarda has developed training actions for its staff, so that it is increasingly better prepared to participate, frame, treat and monitor this reality.
In this alignment, GNR is holding today the first session of a videoconference on the theme "Human Rights, Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance", whose target audience is the military of the Guard, taking place for a second session on March 8 .
In addition, Guarda has integrated into the curricular plans of all initial training courses and in several continuous training courses these themes, having recently conducted three courses in Criminal Prevention, Community Policing and Human Rights, to the soldiers of the Criminal Prevention and Policing Sections Community (SPC), where they studied new criminal phenomena and perfected the forms of intervention that today's society requires. Last year, it trained more than 100 military personnel as part of an action aimed at racial discrimination, which counted on the collaboration of CICDR.
In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in addition to all the actions that have been triggered by its entire device, the Guard has, nevertheless, launched national campaigns with the objective of fighting all forms of discrimination and protecting the most vulnerable, such as the elderly (“Senior Censuses”, “65Longe + Nearby”, “Christmas to SAVE our elderly”), children (“I am not a Target”, “Secure Internet”), people with disabilities (“unmarked a Difference ”) and victims of domestic violence (“ I am not a Bag ”,“ campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women ”).
The desire to live in a more secure and inclusive society, implies achieving sustainable development across the social spectrum, assuming this matter as a priority for the National Republican Guard and for its military.
GNR recalls that:
· All people are equal before the law;
· Treat all people with respect, regardless of their race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, nationality, disability or social background;
· Be aware of your rights, as well as your duties;
· Report situations of discrimination.