• .The president’s office is one of the first institutions to achieve this accreditation, thanks to President Enrique Peña Nieto’s personal commitment to the agenda in this area.
  • We are proud to receive this award, but above all, we are committed to leading the effort to show that discrimination and violence will be eradicated in our daily environment, he said.
  • Incorporating the gender perspective into the management of organizations is an important first step to truly transforming our culture: INMUJERES

The president’s office received the Certificate for the Accreditation of the Mexican Standard in Fair Employment and Non-Discrimination, which confirms its commitment to a fairer, more equitable Mexico, in which equal opportunity is an issue for everyone, declared General Administrative Coordinator of the President’s Office Carlos Ramírez Velasco.

He said that this certification was awarded a year after President Enrique Peña Nieto presented the new Mexican Standard NMX-R-025_SCF1-2015 for Fair Employment and Non-Discrimination. The Federal Government has therefore taken important steps towards achieving its full implementation, he said.

During the ceremony, Ramírez Velasco said that obtaining this document is a collective achievement of all its members, since it accredits compliance with the requirements of the Standard.

He declared that the president’s office is one of the first institutions to achieve this accreditation, thanks to President Enrique Peña Nieto’s personal commitment to the agenda in this area. We are proud to receive this award, but above all, we are committed to leading the effort to show that discrimination and violence will be eradicated in our daily environment.”

 “It forces us to be an example to eliminate sexism in all its expressions, empower women to enable them to become economically independent, and eradicate all forms of violence against them.

It forces us to change reality by implementing the law,” he said.

He said that like the president’s office, the entire Federal Civil Service should be certified in this Mexican Standard. “Each of the civil servants working in the president’s office should have an unwavering commitment to their colleagues, with the generation and defense of development opportunities for all”.

He said that the president has issued instructions for this and that, “It is a moral obligation of his entire team to ensure compliance”.

Carlos Ramírez said that the current administration has shown its ability to drive positive changes. He said that the government is also advancing a National Inclusion Strategy to overcome historical backlogs in equity and justice, and to enforce the rights of everyone, especially vulnerable groups.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, A PRESIDENT HAS RAISED THE ISSUE OF EQUALITY AND THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL: LORENA CRUZ SÁNCHEZ

Lorena Cruz Sánchez, President of the National Women's Institute (INMUJERES), said that this is the first time a president has raised the issue of equality and the prevention of violence against women to the highest level, and chaired the National System for Equality between Men and Women, on August 8.

As she congratulated the President’s Office on the Certificate for Employment Equality and Non-Discrimination, she said that “As President Peña Nieto declared: Mexico should begin by setting its own house in order. We cannot ask companies or academic institutions to achieve this certification unless we do so ourselves”.

She said that incorporating the gender perspective into managing organizations is an important first step to truly transforming our culture; it is a clear path to new forms of coexistence that allow us to improve personal, labor and social issues, permitting equal opportunities between women and men.

“I congratulate the President’s Office on its efforts to obtain, not only a very good score, but also the certification in the Mexican Standard on Fair Employment and Non-Discrimination, and on the example it is giving the rest of the Federal Public Administration agencies,” she said.

Lorena Cruz said that the importance of Certified Fair Employment and Nondiscrimination will allow a greater number of women to have access to more opportunities in both the work and family sphere.

“The president always says that we must have a prosperous Mexico, a Mexico at peace and that we must all be involved, and what could be better than for women who work to have these opportunities to grow, and above all, to contribute something to our country,” he said.