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“Avancemos por la igualdad” (Moving Forward Equality): Mexican Women Entrepreneurs

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,...

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director Visits Mexico for the launch of the Spotlight Initiative

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.

UN Women Executive Director visits Mexico to launch EU-UN initiative to end violence against women and girls

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.

Across Latin America, women fight back against violence in politics

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.

In Mexico, female soccer players take centre stage to break gender stereotypes

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.

Running for a cause in Mexico

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.

The long road to justice, prosecuting femicide in Mexico

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.

UN Women and the Government of Mexico City launch the campaign #NoEsDeHombres to tackle sexual harassment in public transport

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.

Mexico City hosts global forum on safe cities for women and girls

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.

Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, realizes her first official visit to Mexico

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”.

From where I stand: Patricia Pérez Gómez

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.

Boosting incomes and hope in rural Mexico and Central America

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.

Participation of UN Women regional meeting Habitat III

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.

UN Women Mexico and Sony Music Entertainment join forces and present a CD in support of equality between men and women

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.

UN Women and TWP announces first Conference on Media for Gender Equality

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.

Speech by Luiza Carvalho during the XVI International Meeting on Gender Statistics

Friday, September 11, 2015

This meeting aims to strengthen the efforts to advance women’s right and gender equality.

XVI International Meeting on Gender Statistics in Aguascalientes

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).

New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

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.

Women Leaders Summit

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mexico - Luiza Carvalho, UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, was a key speaker during the recent Women Leaders Summit

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