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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Women in Mexico face increasing violence—will a wave of women in government change that?
By Oscar López, Ever since she was a young girl growing up in the rough suburbs of Mexico City, Citlalli Hernández had big political dreams. “I always thought that something was wrong with the country, that I had to do something to transform it,”...
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
UN Women applauds historic advances towards gender parity in the Mexican Congress
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Mexico has made unprecedented strides towards achieving gender parity in its Congress during the last general election held...
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...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Women won big in Mexico’s elections — taking nearly half the legislature’s seats. Here’s why.
By Magda Hinojosa and Jennifer M. Piscopo, While observers discuss leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s victory in Mexico’s presidential election, complete with majorities in both chambers of congress and control of nearly half the governorships...
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...
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Indigenous Woman Will Run For Mexican Presidential Elections
MEXICO CITY — Mexico will hold its presidential elections next year. And for the first time, an indigenous woman is running for the office. More than 50 indigenous communities from the National Indigenous Council (CNI) have designated their...
Friday, May 20, 2016
New Protocol Presented in Mexico to Deal with Cases of Political Violence Against Women
The National Electoral Institute (INE), the Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF) and the Prosecutor Specialized on Electoral Crimes, presented the "Protocol to Deal with Cases of Political Violence against Women" that aims to detect, prevent and avoid...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In Mexico, the President of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, assumes the Presidency and Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women
During the biannual meeting of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, its president, Constancio Carrasco, has assumed the Presidency and the Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women in Mexico. At the event, Lorena Cruz,...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Work-life Balance for Mexican Women Politicians
"It is true that the way of life that we have make the time we share with our family shorter, frequently causing long absences that make negotiations with them more difficult, but I would say this is the experience of thousands of women who leave...
Monday, February 01, 2016
The Congress of the State of Oaxaca approves the reform of the state law on women's access to a life without violence
The Congress of the State of Oaxaca approved last 28 January reforming the state law on women's access to a life without violence. Similarly, it also approved the amendment of Article 401 bis of the Penal Code, which deals with political violence...
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...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Summary Video of the WIP Mexico Summit 2015
The Women in Parliaments (WIP) and the Mexican Senate co-hosted the Mexico Summit on 7-9 October 2015.  Marking the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women, a conference in 1975 that defined a World Plan of Action for the...
Friday, January 08, 2016
United Nations and the Network of Women in Plural urge for justice after the murder of the mayor of Temixco
After an election campaign that had acrimoniously questioned the relevance of the political participation of women, the last elections in Mexico to renew the local Congress in Morelos resulted in the election of six local deputies and six mayors....
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...
Friday, October 09, 2015
Gender equality in the Supreme Court of Mexico
[www.algoqueinformar.com] On November 30 two ministers of the Supreme Court of Mexico (SCJ) end his last term as judges, one of them is the Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero, leaving the court with one woman of the eleven participating. The...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Women in Parliaments Global Forum Summit 2015
Women in Parliaments (WIP), together with the Senate of the Mexican Republic, the Office of the President of Mexico, the Mexican Ministry of Interior, and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the Women in Parliaments Global Forum...
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...

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