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A qualitative process evaluation focused on systematically analyzing the Casas project processes and performance was conducted using archival information and semi-structured interviews. Sixty-two interviews were conducted, and grounded theory approach was applied for data analysis. We invite businesses in the community to Join Us with a Business Membership. Most people can’t, yet women have been creating visual, performance, and literary art throughout history. Still, Observatorio Laboral program shows that in 2021, female representation among employed professionals varies from less than 1% to almost 60% across computing and engineering fields. The lowest female representation in employed professionals were observed in automotive, marine and aeronautical engineering (0.9%), electricity and energy generation (7.3%), civil engineering and construction (8.8%), and electronics and automation (9.3%). Women are better represented among occupied professionals in the fields of chemical engineering (41.9%), environmental engineering and technology (43%), and food industry (59.9%).

Yes Incentives are in place for political parties to comply with gender equality legislation. If political parties mismanage the public funds earmarked for gender activities and development of female leadership, they risk de-registration. In addition, political parties risk losing up to 50% of their allocated public funds for any infractions related to non-compliance with obligations to prevent, address and eradicate political violence against women on the basis of gender.

Between 2015 and 2021, the number of girls killed rose from 243 to 275, with the number of such killings identified as femicides more than doubling in that time. As for boys, 574 were killed in 2015 and 911 were killed in 2021, a 58.7 per cent increase. In recent years, the upsurge of killings of minors as well as young adults has become so significant that homicide has become the leading cause of death of Mexican males and females aged 15 to 35. Based on available data, the 2022 MPI compares the dynamics of femicide to male homicide and overall female homicides.

In this publication, the case of Mexico was described as an example of how in Latin America even when most of the medical students and health professionals are women, there are significant gender gaps in leadership positions. Young women in Mexico aren’t as impacted by this, because, compared to the US, these issues are not as central to their worldview. After visiting to take measurements and translating my wife’s vision into blueprints, elevation drawings and detailed documents, Señorita Two contacted Mexican contractors and solicited bids, which she conducted in Spanish and translated for my wife and me. Along the way, she did video conference calls with the contractors who sought the work and with us.

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It began with the Grito de Dolores on September 16 of 1810 and officially ended on September 27 of 1821 when Spanish rule collapse and the Army of the Three Guarantees marched into Mexico City. Women participated in the Mexican War of Independence, most famously Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, known in Mexican history as La Corregidora. Her remains were moved to the Monument to Independence in Mexico City; there are statues of her in her honor, and her face has appeared on Mexican currency. Other distinguished women of the era are Gertrudis Bocanegra, María Luisa Martínez de García Rojas, Manuela Medina, Rita Pérez de Moreno, Maria Fermina Rivera, María Ignacia Rodríguez de Velasco y Osorio Barba, known as the Güera Rodríguez; and Leona Vicario.


Only 5.2 percent of crimes committed in Mexico are solved, the nongovernmental group México Evalúa reports. Causes of failure include corruption, inadequate training and resources, and complicity of prosecutors and public defenders with criminals and other abusive officials. Several high-profile femicides in early 2020, including the killing of a minor, sparked major demonstrations against gender-based violence across Mexico. There were at least 359 demonstrations of this kind in 2020 and 239 in 2021, with protests peaking around March each year.

Although few similarities were observed between the project’s original model of service delivery and regionally specific implementation, the qualitative evaluation of this model of care noted important positive processes and performance at different levels. Most notably, the Casas facilitated indigenous women’s access to referrals to other institutions for emergency obstetric care and in cases of violence. The work of the community promoters increased the number of births in health centers and regional hospitals as well as legal referrals and the filing of domestic violence complaints with local authorities.

Indigenous peoples’ rights

Until the twentieth century, Mexico was an overwhelmingly rural country, with rural women’s status defined within the context of the family and local community. With urbanization beginning in the sixteenth century, following the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire, cities have provided economic and social opportunities not possible within rural villages.

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called on Mexican authorities to immediately release Verónica Razo Casales, held in pretrial detention since 2011, and convicted by a federal judge in December 2021. She had been arbitrarily detained and tortured with rape by members of the Federal Police. In June, police in the city of León, state of Guanajuato, detained dozens of people for not wearing masks, without taking measures to prevent Covid-19 infection during the arrests.1 Several were held for several hours before being brought before a judge. Disappearances began during the Mexican authorities’ so-called dirty war against revolutionary movements of the 1960s to 1980s. She joined the growing number of mothers who have formed nationwide associations that comb the countryside for clandestine graves that might hold their children’s remains. Thousands of women in Mexico have spent Mother’s Day marching in the nation’s sprawling capital, chanting and carrying pictures of their missing relatives, to demand accountability amid a worsening surge in violence.

Hosts of the cup, Mexico defeated the United States in the semifinal for the first and only time before falling to Canada in the final. Mexico’s first official appearance in the Women’s World Cup was in 1999, when the United States hosted the tournament. The team also qualified in 2011 and 2015, hosted by Germany and Canada, respectively. In all four instances, El Tri Femenil failed to advance beyond the group stage; in fact, the team has yet to win a single game in either major tournament. “Women are being killed in Mexico at record rates, but the president says most emergency calls are ‘false’ “. Women in the Mexican Drug War (2006–present) have been raped, tortured, and murdered in the conflict.

19, when the chapter first leaders met at the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference in Rwanda, earlier that year. The founders aimed to increase Mexican women’s participation in national and global leadership. They sought to consolidate a network of Mexican women leaders in health, promote women’s empowerment, and empower new leaders. Our activities and workshops aim to build capacity and expertise in human rights and health, gender perspective, self-care, and empowerment. We seek to generate spaces to develop emerging Mexican female leaders in global health. UN Women in Mexico works, to accelerate compliance with international commitments regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment, with the three branches of government, civil society – especially with women’s organizations – academia and UN agencies.