The CONAGO Commission for
Equality between Women and Men was created in 2014 to institutionalize a
gender perspective in the states, promote equality and non-discrimination,
eradicate violence against women and coordinate with the federal government on strategies
and actions for the inclusion of girls, adolescents, women and the elderly in
state-level public policies.
The agreement was signed by CONAGO
coordinator and the governor of Yucatan, Rolando Zapata Bello. Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the governor of the state of Mexico and CONAGO
President Eruviel Ávila, and the governor of Coahuila and coordinator of
the Human Rights Commission, Rubén Moreira attended the event, and Lorena
Cruz Sánchez, President the National Women's Institute, was a
witness of honor.
The agreement will organize the two
parties’ collaboration on implementing Mexico’s international commitments regarding
gender equality and non-discrimination. The Foreign Ministry will assist CONAGO in taking steps to effectively
protect the rights of women and girls within the states.
In her remarks, the Foreign Secretary
said that in order to achieve gender equality, it is necessary to first
eradicate violence against women.
Today, the Foreign Ministry demonstrated
once again that gender equality is a foreign policy priority and reaffirmed the
federal government’s commitment to the issue.