International Women’s Day is celebrated on
March 8 in many countries. Today in Mexico, 43 out of every 100 women
participate in the labor market. President Enrique Peña Nieto has stressed his interest in granting women
greater participation and offering more and better benefits in various
10 Actions on behalf of
October 2015, the Mexican Law for Labor Equality and Non-Discrimination was
passed, promoting the harmonization of work and family life.
2. A total
of 57.1 million people not included in the social security system were successfully
affiliated to the Social Health Protection System: 54.3% are women, 73.5% of whom are householders.
3. In 2015, operations
began in 9,595 childcare facilities in 1258
municipalities, 539 of which correspond to the National Crusade against Hunger.
4. More than
95% of the beneficiaries of the PROSPERA Program are women.
5. Bansefi launched the Support Program
to initially attend 1,089,000 female heads of household.
6. In 2015,
PRONAFIM and FOMMUR trained 42,789 women in business skills.
7. PRONAFIN provided microfinancing for 390,986 women while FOMMUR
provided 447.556 microloans for rural women.
8. PROMETE (Program to Support the Productivity
of Women Entrepreneurs) financed 3,808
9. Support Grants were provided for the Basic Education of Young Mothers and Pregnant
Women. 16,780 literacy
and basic education scholarships were awarded.
10. The Small
and Medium Business Women Program will grant funding of between 50,000 and 5
million pesos, with no opening fee or prepayment, to consolidate, strengthen
and develop micro, small and medium enterprises led by women. The program removes the
barriers to access to financing, such as the guarantor, co-obligor and mortgage
guarantees; with preferential interest rates of 9% to 10%.
The growing international women’s movement
has helped its commemoration to provide the opportunity to increase support for
the rights and participation of women in political and economic spheres.