President Enrique Peña Nieto led the celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Violence against women is unacceptable in any of its manifestations, since it violates fundamental values and human rights. It should never be regarded as natural.

The government maintains and reiterates its commitment to creating the conditions for all girls and women from Mexico to live a life free of violence.

With this conviction, Mexico has undertaken, within the framework of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Organization, to implement three actions to protect girls and women from all forms of violence and empower them.

First: Strengthen the National System for Equality between Women and Men, whereby its directors will be raised to the rank of ministers.

Second: Strengthen inter-institutional actions for the equitable distribution of unpaid care work, in other words, encourage greater joint responsibility between men and women within households.

Third: Intensify actions to prevent teenage marriage and adolescence. Reduce maternal mortality rates.

In Mexico, we are convinced that by preventing violence against girls and women, we are building a better nation.