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Women Rights in México and Progress Over the Last 20 Years

By Skip Essick

Women’s rights in México will be the topic of an upcoming Midday Rotary Club presentation. Alejandra Cervantes, a young, dynamic professional from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM), will offer insight on this fascinating subject that is largely overlooked by many residents.

Over the last 20 years, women’s rights in México have seen significant progress. Legislations in favor of the equality of women as well as direct actions by women themselves have given women more access to a life more free of violence, a voice in politics, and improvements in health services. Women are receiving more years of education and access to higher education as well as better employment and access to social services. Although these achievements have not always translated into better opportunities, things are improving.

This talk will provide valuable information about the accomplishments México has made regarding pro-women legislation, the increase of women representatives in the national congress, the creation of national health care services, the decriminalization of abortion, and the inclusion of women in the labor and education markets. Ms Cervantes will also discuss the work that still needs to be done in México to tackle discrimination and formulate policies that will result in an equal gender society.

Alejandra Cervantes holds a master’s degree in education from University of the Incarnate Word and a bachelor’s degree in language teaching from UNAM. She came to San Miguel de Allende when she was called to co-coordinate the languages department at UNAM San Miguel de Allende. She currently teaches at Academia Hispano Americana, a school in San Miguel that teaches Spanish to non-native speakers. Her interests are related to the innovation and use of technology in education, learning strategies, and gender studies.

The presentation is Tuesday, June 12 at noon at the Hotel Misión on Salida a Querétaro. Parking is free, and the hotel is easily accessible by bus.

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Rotary Presentation

“Women’s Rights in México and Progress Over the Last 20 Years”

Alejandra Cervantes

Tue, Jun 12, 12–1:30pm

Hotel Misión

Salida a Querétaro 1

In English





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