In Mexico it is seeking to give it greater equality in wages Y job opportunities at women through a parity initiative promoted by the current government and two economic organizations.

The Government of Mexico announced this Sunday, September 18, an alliance with the World Economic Forum (WEFin English) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to implement in our country an Initiative of gender parity (IPG) in the labor sector.

The intent of this initiative is to identify and reduce barriers that prevent women access equal employment opportunities.

It also seeks to increase the participation of women in the labor force, reduce the gender wage gap and promote the participation of women in leadership positions.

This initiative is based on a collaboration between the public sector, particularly the agencies that are part of the alliance, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Tourism, together with the private sector to achieve these gender parity objectives.

“The gender equality on the economy will not only benefit the womenbut will have a positive effect on the national economy“, said the Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Luz María de la Mora, on behalf of the Economy Department.

He stressed that the implementation of the Gender Parity Initiative in Mexico represents a breakthrough in the national effort to close the economic gender gap.

The objectives of the IPG are aligned with Mexico’s trade policy and with the work that the Ministry of Economy carries out within the framework of the 2030 Agenda, to guarantee the inclusion and participation of women in economics and in international trade.

The Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, pointed out that “the tourism sector is currently the main employer of young people and the second employer of women at a national level, so it is an ideal space for its presence to be increasing in the productive life of the tourist activity”.

The IPG is also aligned with the Transversal Gender Agenda of the Tourism sector, which promotes that womenadolescents and girls, fully exercise their rights, skills and abilities as engines of growth and development.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) joins Mexico in gender parity

The representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Mexico, Ernest Steinemployment with a gender equity approach is essential for economic growth, in addition to being one of the pillars of the 2025 Vision of the IDB.

He said that “sustainable and inclusive economic growth can only be achieved if gender equality is a cornerstone of the public and private work agenda in different fields, but particularly in the labor market.”

World Economic Forum in alliance with Mexico for gender parity

Saadia Zahidi, General Director of the World Economic Forum, endorsed the commitment with the Government of Mexico in the task of closing gender economic gaps through the Gender Parity Initiative in the second largest economy in the region.

He said that “as the latest findings of the Global Gender Gap Report show, closing economic gender gaps in Latin America and the Caribbean remains a critical imperative.”

Likewise, Marisol Argueta, director for Latin America of the World Economic Forumshared WEF’s enthusiasm for collaborating with the Mexican government, companies and the Inter-American Development Bank, to contribute to the inclusive and sustainable development of Mexico.

He said that “this initiative highlights the importance of public-private collaboration to address socioeconomic challenges in the region, including the development of the potential of women In the labor market”.

The administration and monitoring of the Initiative in Mexico will be led by the Secretaries of Economy and Tourism on behalf of the public sector, with the support of the Forum and the IDB.

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Women and men leaders from the private sector will join this initiative, representing companies from different economic sectors such as tourism, agribusiness, and information and communication technology, among others.

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