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Rural Indigenous Women Are the Most Discriminated Against in Mexico

El Jefazo - The Fulano Forum
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September 5, 2017

With Mexico due to elect a new president next year, the country’s major political parties will soon begin lining up their candidates. Marking a historic moment for Mexican politics, among those competing will be the first woman to represent the country’s indigenous population (Al Jazeera)

Indigenous women who live in rural environments are the population group most discriminated against in Mexico, as 85 out of 100 of these women live in poverty.

But it is not only indigenous women, there are also women who belong to other groups who continue being discriminated against, mainly because they carry the burden to unpaid labor in the home and in the labor market businesses exclude them for being pregnant of at a reproductive age.

This is the only group which is always impeded from exercising their rights, said the president of the General Council to Prevent Discrimination (Conapred), Alejandra Haas Puic.

During the inauguration of the 2017 International Higher Education Course to promote inclusive public policies, Alejandra Haas bemoaned that, according to the poverty measurements presented by the National Statistics and Geography Institute (Inegi) last week, the number of poor has not declined in the last 20 years, and among them, women are the most affected.

See the original at The Fulano Forum

Related: Today is International Day of Indigenous Women (Vallarta Daily)

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