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A Private Foundation Dedicated to Empowering Women & Girls Launches in Mexico
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April 3, 2014

Angelica Fuentes, CEO of Omnilife and Founder of Angelissima, second left, and Olympic gold medalist, Rebecca Soni, right, share experiences with women from Paxtoca during a visit from Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, during a trip to Guatemala. (Stuart Ramson/Business Wire)

MEXICO CITY — Last month, the Angélica Fuentes Foundation was officially launched at a press briefing at Club De Industriales in Mexico City. The Angélica Fuentes Foundation is a private foundation solely devoted to the empowerment of women and girls throughout Latin America. The foundation will give grants, scholarships and will advocate for women and girls to achieve equal opportunity by providing access to life skills, education, and financial independence. The foundation will support underprivileged women and girls from rural, urban and indigenous populations.

Latin American women today face the highest risk of gender inequality and income disparity in the world and the foundation aims to minimize these risks by supporting women’s rights, equality and cooperation. Mexico ranks 68th out of 136 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index and women lag behind men in terms of participation the workforce, representation in leadership positions and ability to earn equal wages, according to the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report.

“It’s time to give the women in Latin America a voice and to let them know that they have every right to stand side by side men in their journey to self-fulfillment and financial independence,” said Angélica Fuentes. “Women are the driving force behind economic prosperity in Latin America and they must understand the value they bring to their families, work place and society. It is our responsibility to give them the resources to realize their full potential and to help them build an identity that is not based on how they are viewed, counted or treated by their families and society, but defined by their own sense of self-worth. Empowering women isn't just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do,” she said.

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