Over the last 20 years, Mexico has progressed considerably towards the recognition of women as subjects of rights reducing the historical disadvantages between men and women. Some examples are the legislations in favor of women, which have given them more access to a life free of violence, political participation, health services, higher education, and employment with social security. This talk will inform about the accomplishments Mexico has made regarding,
* legislation in favor of women,
* the rise in the number of women representatives in the national congresses ,
* the creation of a national health care service,
* the decriminalization of abortion, and
* the insertion of women in the labor and educational market.
However, such achievements have not always translated into better opportunities in the practice. Mexico still needs to work in order to guarantee a more favorable life for those who suffer multiple discriminations and continue formulating policies that guarantee a more prosperous, resilient and gender equality society.
Alejandra Cervantes holds an MA in Education by Incarnate Word University and a BA in Language Teaching by UNAM. She has worked for several faculties and language centers at UNAM including the one in San Miguel de Allende. Her interests are related to the innovation and use of technology in education, learning strategies and gender studies.