Gender Security in Adolescents of Rural Schools: An Analysis of the Safe School Program in Mexico
Authors: Julio U. Morales-López
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Gender security is a concept the author
Úrsula Oswald (2013) has been working
on, which is appropriate to analyze values
of disadvantages that reinforce certain
processes of risk, fear and affronts
against the dignity that specifically act
on certain types of people. This article
describes vulnerability factors that
can weaken a comprehensive concept
of security, sustainability and development.
From the ethnographic research
approach, the article discusses the ideal
conditions in which primary and secondary
schools in Mexico should exercise
their activities, ensuring at all times
the integral development of children
and adolescents, without any prerogative.
It proposes a reflection on the Programa
Nacional Escuela Segura (PES-National
Safe School Program, developed
by the Mexican government), and its
institutional and community implementation.
The aim is to determine
if the program contemplates a gender
perspective that, in practice, contributes
to strengthening gender security,
conflict resolution, and peace education.
Emphasis is placed on the transfer
of community violence toward school
contexts, especially turning the school,
in this way, into a masculinized space.