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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Shunaxi Martínez Santiago is a 31-year-old mother from the municipality of Juchitán de Zaragoza in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. During the September 2017 earthquake, she lost her house, which forced her to move to another town together with her two children. Before the earthquake, she had worked at a company for 10 years until she gave birth to her second child, and decided to launch an online business: “It was very difficult to quit my job and dare to do something new,...
Monday, June 3, 2019
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Mexico this week in order to attend the launch of the Spotlight Initiative, the Youth Leaders Forum, and the Women’s Forum Americas, to take place in Mexico City on 29 and 30 May.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Mexico from 29 to 30 May, where she will take part in a series of high-level events and meet will key government officials, civil society, women’s groups, as well as private sector and other development partners to build alliances for advancing gender equality.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Currently, Latin America is leading globally in local and parliamentary positions held by women. But the journey to political participation is fraught with rising violence and intimidation against women in politics. In the age of #MeToo, we bring you the voices of Latin American women who are raising their voices and running for office, against all odds.
Monday, July 16, 2018
The HeForShe Flash Tournament brought together women’s soccer teams from eight major universities in Mexico, aiming to break gender stereotypes, promote women’s participation in sport and inspire actions to end violence against women.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
More than 70,000 women ran for gender equality in Mexico as part of the Carrera Bonafont con Causa [Bonafont Race for a Cause], the largest 5K race in the world for women in the world.
Monday, November 27, 2017
In Mexico, at least seven women were victims of gender-related killings every day in 2016. The killings continue, although there are comprehensive laws in the books, because of prevailing impunity and the lack of effective implementation. It took Irinea Buendía six years to get justice for her daughter’s murder, but her pursuit of justice led to a historic precedent in prosecuting femicide in Mexico. UN Women is supporting government institutions and civil society organizations, so that together they can raise awareness and end impunity towards crimes against women and girls.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
UN Women, in partnership with the Government of Mexico City launch a campaign to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women in public transport in Mexico City as part of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls programme.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
From 22 to 25 February, more than 200 urban experts and community leaders from all continents will gather in Mexico City to share evidence-based approaches, tools and best practices to make urban public spaces safe and empowering for women and girls.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, has carried out her first official visit in the framework of the Mexico 2016 Forbes Forum “Powerful Women”.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Patricia Pérez Gómez, 27, is a migrant woman worker from Poconichim, Mexico, and part of the Chiapas State Coalition of Migrant Communities.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
María José Schaeffer, a UN Women Programme Analyst in Guatemala who coordinates two multi-country economic empowerment programmes, recounts a recent monitoring mission to Oaxaca, Mexico.
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Latin American and Carribean region preparatory meeting for Habitat III took place in Toluca, Mexico fromm the 18th-20th April. On behalf of UN Women the delegation that attended the meeting included Moni Pizani, Representative of Ecuador, Ana Güezme Representative of Mexico and Yeliz Osman.
Monday, October 19, 2015
UN Women and Sony Music launched the “Magos & Limón HeForShe” music record to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Monday, September 14, 2015
UN Women and The Women’s Project Foundation, are organizing the first conference to promote content with a gender equality perspective.
Friday, September 11, 2015
This meeting aims to strengthen the efforts to advance women’s right and gender equality.
Friday, September 11, 2015
This Wednesday 9 September, the "XVI International Meeting on Gender Statistics" opens at the Headquarters of National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) in Aguascalientes to meet a range of important challenges. The goal of the Meeting is to revitalize efforts to achieve the advancement of women and gender equality, both of which were promoted by the Beijing Platform for Action and covered by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Monday, April 27, 2015
“Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” offers an economic perspective to include women for the benefit of all societies.