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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. More

From Commitment to Action: Statement by Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at the fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Statement by Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme at the fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico More

UN Women launches new programme to address the gender inequality of risk at international conference on disaster risk reduction

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Yannick Glemarec, will participate at the fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (24-26 May) in Cancun, Mexico, which will convene more than 5,000 delegates to discuss how to prevent disasters and reduce the loss of lives, as well as economic and infrastructure losses. More

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

Monday, April 3, 2017

Mexico City, 30 March 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. More

Coverage: UN Women Deputy Executive Director in Mexico for the Global Forum on Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces

Friday, February 24, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri is visiting Mexico City, to attend the biennial Global Forum on Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces, which is convening more than 200 urban experts and community leaders from around the world. More

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. More

Improving women’s safety in Mexico City

Monday, November 28, 2016

In Mexico City, nine in ten women have experienced violence in public transport. Through the “Mexico City Safe City and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls” programme, UN Women is promoting women’s safety, including through women-only buses. More

Women migrant workers in Mexico organize for their rights

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Training workshops organized by UN Women and partners brought together local organizations, migrant women and civil servants to discuss ways to address migration, gender and development. More

“Gender equality is everyone’s business” — Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Forbes Second Edition of the Powerful Women Summit in Mexico on 21 June. More

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. More

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. More

“We have to make sure we make this right, because there is no second chance” – gender and climate change expert and advisor

Monday, November 23, 2015

Luisa Emilia Reyes Zúñiga, Programme Director of Equality and Sustainable Development Policies and Budgets, with the Mexican NGO Equidad de Género, speaks to UN Women about the challenges she has faced in her advocacy and her hopes for the upcoming climate agreement. More

Press release: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable development. More

UN Women names Angelica Fuentes to Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council

Friday, March 6, 2015

UN Women today announced the appointment of Angélica Fuentes, CEO and Managing Shareholder of Omnilife and Founder and CEO of Angelíssima, to its Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council (PSLAC). The Council is comprised of prominent private sector leaders, whose companies have a global footprint and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting women and girls. More

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

Thursday, December 11, 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.” More

Global Compact in Mexico endorses the private sector’s commitment to gender equality

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On 5 December, Gustavo Pérez Berlanga, Chair of the Business Committee of Mexico’s Global Compact Network, met with UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka during her official visit to Mexico. More

We must encourage men "to take a stand" — Executive Director

Friday, December 5, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the HeForShe event, 4 December 2014, Senate of Mexico, Mexico City More

Coverage of the Executive Director in Mexico

Friday, December 5, 2014

From 4-7 December 2014, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in Mexico on her first visit to the country as the head of UN Women. She is meeting with officials from all three levels of government and authorities from Mexico City, female indigenous leaders, feminist organizations and Mexican businesswomen. She will highlight the the importance of increasing investment in gender equality, and the role of women’s empowerment as the foundation for sustainable development. More

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to visit Mexico

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

(New York) — By invitation of the Government of Mexico, through the National Women’s Institute, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will make her first official visit to Mexico from 4 to 7 December. Accompanied by Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, and Ana Güezmes, UN Women Representative in Mexico, the Executive Director will meet with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Juan N. Silva Meza; the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jose Antonio Mead; the President of the National Women’s Institute, Lorena Cruz Sánchez; and the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera. The agenda also includes meetings with female indigenous leaders, feminist organizations and Mexican businesswomen. More

A push to match rhetoric and reality to counter chronic underinvestment in gender equality

Friday, April 25, 2014

At the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, held in Mexico City 15-16 April 2014, governments, business, private foundations and civil society assessed progress over the past two years towards implementation of the 2011 Busan Partnership Agreement, which re-affirmed global commitment to the principles of accountability, results, transparency, inclusivity and national ownership in development cooperation. More

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