March 8, 2018

On International Women’s Day Inspiring Girls is coming to Mexico

To mark International Women’s Day we are delighted to announce that the next country to launch the Inspiring Girls campaign is Mexico, joining Chile and Brazil as our third country in Latin America.

The campaign will be led by Magda Coss, a journalist and consultant on violence prevention and gender equality.

Chair and Founder of Inspiring Girls, Miriam Gonzalez says, “It is fantastic to have Mexico join our network of countries. Inspiring Girls will provide access to more female role models for young girls in Mexico and raise their aspirations. With Magda leading the campaign, we will work to challenge gender stereotypes and help build the confidence of the next generation of women.”

In Mexico, women and girls face barriers in both education and employment that may discourage them and limit their full potential.

The gender pay gap has grown in Mexico over the last decade. In the World Economic Forum (WEF) gender equality global ranking, Mexico dropped 18 places in 2017, from 66 in 2016 to 84 last year, among 144 countries measured.

The WEF stated that while a Mexican woman earns an average of 11,861 USD a year, a man receives 23,913 USD in the same period for the same job.

Moreover, the Gender Breach Global Report 2016 from WEF found that more than three times as many young women aged 15-24 are unemployed or not in education, compared to young men of the same age.

The new Chair of Inspiring Girls Mexico, Magda Coss says, “I can think of few things as important as helping girls and women fulfil their dreams, and I am excited to be a part of this endeavour. Reducing inequality creates a society in which all, including girls, can build their dreams.”

More news will follow on the official launch and plans for 2018. In the meantime - Welcome Mexico!

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