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Friday, July 27, 2018
Meet Mexico city's first elected female mayor
Mexico's hard swing to the left in this month's national elections also swept in some other historic firsts. Women won key positions across the country, including, for the first time ever, the mayor of Mexico City. Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, 56, will...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Mexican Parliament achieves gender parity
Last Sunday’s elections in Mexico resulted in gender parity in the Parliament: with almost all the results counted, there are 246 women (48.6%) and 254 men (51.2%) in the Chamber of Deputies and 65 women (50.78%) and 63 men (49.22%) in the Senate. A...
Monday, July 02, 2018
Mexico city: Claudia Sheinbaum to become first elected woman mayor, succeeding Obrador
The 56-year-old had served as environmental secretary under Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador when he was mayor. With Obrador confirmed as winner of the presidential election, it's the first time the two roles have been taken by members of the same party...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Mexican women politicians agree to a special protocol against political violence
In the state of Morelos (Mexico), it met last January 28 a group of women holding public office occupied or to arrange a special protocol for women who suffer political violence. The meeting is being held to coincide with the centenary of the first...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Mexico opened in the cycle "Women and Politics: A pending subject"
Monday, November 16, has started in Mexico a new lecture series on Women and Politics "A pending issue". Speakers will include the Secretary of the Federal District, interviewed by Doña Guadalupe Loaeza in Nuevo Laredo. The event, organized by the...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Making the invisible visible, Mexico
When Marcelina Bautista Bautista left her indigenous Mixtec community in Nochtixtlan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, at the age of 14 with only a primary school education and no knowledge of Spanish, she didn’t dream that one day she would end up...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Making the invisible visible
When Marcelina Bautista Bautista left her indigenous Mixtec community in Nochtixtlan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, at the age of 14 with only a primary school education and no knowledge of Spanish, she didn’t dream that one day she would end up...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Mexican MPs reinforce commitment to a gender-sensitive parliament
Mexican MPs and experts have called on the need to push forward a gender-sensitive parliament as a key step in advancing towards equality between men and women in society at large. In a self-assessment seminar and debate on gender mainstreaming...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
MEXICO’S REAMM ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN TO RECEIVE NDI’S 2013 MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT GRANT
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based organizations that create greater roles for women in civic...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Martha Lucía Mícher Camarena
iKNOW Politics: In the recently published document “Municipalities governed by women and population index” (Mexico), prepared by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development...
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Mexico: Women Secure a Third of Mexican Parliament
Female candidates are poised to occupy an unprecedented third of the seats in Mexico’s bicameral parliament when preliminary results for the Jul.1 election are confirmed. In the lower chamber, 95 women were elected through direct vote (in a relative...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mexico: Long Lagging in Gender Equality, Nominates First Female Attorney General
Following the resignation of Mexico's attorney general Thursday, Marisela Morales was quickly nominated to fill the post. Michelle Obama recently lauded her 'unfailing drive. If ratified by the Mexican Senate, Morales would be the first woman...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mexico party selects first woman presidential candidate
Mexico's governing conservative party has for the first time selected a woman candidate to run in the country's presidential election. Mexico's governing conservative party has for the first time selected a woman candidate to run in...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Mexico Launch of iKNOW Politics
8:30 AM - 3:00 PMThe following will participate in the launch:Keynote Speakers:Epsy Campbell, President of the Citizen Action Party (PAC) of Costa RicaNational Panel:Josefina Vázquez Mota, Secretary of Public Education (SEP)Patricia Mercado,...