Fecha:13 JULIO DE 2017


La madrugada de este jueves, mil 662 brigadistas de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social de la Ciudad de México (SEDESO-CDMX) llevaron a cabo el Censo de Poblaciones Callejeras 2017, ejercicio que estuvo acompañado de la aplicación de una encuesta que permitirá hacer un diagnóstico profundo sobre las necesidades de este sector de la población, los factores que inciden en su condición, la mejora y continuación de políticas públicas.


Durante el censo, que inició a las 23:55 horas del miércoles y concluyó a las 02:25 horas de este jueves, se recorrieron 446 puntos en las 16 delegaciones de la capital del país.


Its implementation included the observation of staff from the capital’s Human Rights Commission, the accompaniment of the Council for Preventing and Eliminating Discrimination (COPRED), as well as the support of the Secretariat of Labor and Employment Promotion (STyFE) and the Authorities of 14 political delegations.


Prior to the start of the exercise, at the headquarters of the local Human Rights Commission, the Secretary for Social Development, José Ramón Amieva Gálvez; The president of the unit, Perla Gómez Gallardo, and the head of the COPRED, Jaqueline L’Hoist Tapia, gave the signal of exit to the mobile units that accompanied the brigadistas in the routes, in order to guarantee respect for human rights Of the people in street situations that were surveyed.


Also present were the director general of the Institute of Assistance and Social Integration (IASIS), Héctor Maldonado San Germán, body responsible for conducting the census; The Executive Director of Corporación Nuestra Casa and Coordinator of Red Calle in the Republic of Chile, Isabel Lacalle; And the collaborator in the Happiness Corporation Multidisciplinary and Multisector Project, Alexia Suárez, which contributes to the Public Policies and Practices on the Situation of Homeless People and Gender Equity in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The last two participated as observers.


In addition, Carlos Alfonso Hernández Gómez, Director of the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities of the UAM Xochimilco; Juan Martín Pérez, Director of the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (REDIM); Luis Enrique Hernández Águila, Director of “El Caracol AC”, and Gabriel Rojas Arenaza, General Director of “Ednica IAP”, who also intervened as observers of the exercise.


The Census of Street Populations 2017, the Interinstitutional Protocol on Comprehensive Care for Persons at Risk of Living on the Street and Members of the Street Populations in the country’s capital, the campaign “The Street does not take away their rights”, as well as the various programs Social programs aimed at this sector of the population and executed through the SEDESO-CDMX, are part of the comprehensive care scheme offered by the Government of Mexico City.




José Ramón Amieva Gálvez said that the census represents an exercise of social justice and that beyond counting people, to attend to the street populations it is necessary to get involved through knowledge, in order to obtain the data that allow to know if the public policies for Achieving the full reintegration of the people in street situation are adequate.


Therefore, he emphasized the importance of the application of the survey within the census, as an unprecedented scheme in Latin America, and with which a deep diagnosis of this sector of the population, its needs, the factors that affect its Condition and the actions implemented to attend it.


The head of SEDESO-CDMX said that this exercise complies with the instruction of the Head of Government, Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa , to have an instrument to help improve and strengthen public policies aimed at protecting one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.


He thanked the participation of the local Human Rights Commission and COPRED, as well as civil society organizations, international and local. “We are a team that unites the spirit of help, the spirit to serve and to know more about this sector of the population, to serve you better,” he said.


Perla Gómez, president of the Human Rights Commission of the capital, recognized the importance of carrying out the census as it will contribute to the construction of the legal framework required for the drafting of a law focused on the care of people living in the streets.


He pointed out that it represents an unpublished exercise that will allow hard data, in order to have and position a comprehensive policy to accompany and serve this group. In addition, he noted that the exercise derives from a special report made by the Commission and the Interinstitutional Protocol on Comprehensive Care for Persons at Risk of Living on the Street and Members of the Street Populations in the CDMX.


The results of the Census of Street Populations 2017 will be announced in the next few days, once the data obtained have been processed.



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