DIF Vallarta: An Inclusive Organization in Favor of Diversity
Roberto Ramos Vázquez - DIF System for Development of Family Vallarta

June 30, 2023

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Promoting an inclusive work agenda for the benefit of all vulnerable sectors, as part of the mandate of the President of the Municipal DIF System, Maria de Jesus Lopez Delgado, the welfare agency attends to the specific projects of the municipal development and governance plan of the Puerto Vallarta City Hall 2021-2024 headed by Luis Alberto Michel Rodriguez.

There are approximately 35 million households in the country and 5 million people identified as belonging to the LGBTTTIQ+ community, 15%, that is, 3 out of every 20 Mexican households, have at least one member who identifies as LGBTTTIQ+.

One of the main projects is the "program for the strengthening of LGBTTTIQ+ families in the municipality" which will provide training and education, at least once a month, on topics that contribute to family inclusion, visibility, acceptance and social recognition of children, adolescents and older adults who identify with the LGBTTTIQ+ community.

This contributes to the fulfillment of the Development objective of the Municipal Development and Governance Plan 2021- 2024 of the municipality of Puerto Vallarta; in its section 2.4 Vulnerable Groups: "Promote a municipal policy of equality, justice and peace with social inclusion" having as goals: minimize the impact of family socio-affective difficulties, empower families, enhance the skills and capacities of families, sensitize and train public servants.

Roberto Ramos Vázquez, General Director of the institution, emphasized that the timely compliance with the governance plan is a commitment of this administration in which a methodology is established with clear and precise strategies to put into practice what is set forth in the documents, "we are dignifying the public service, we want to leave a precedent in the attention to this sector."

As part of the actions that have been carried out, in a historic event for Puerto Vallarta, the DIF System has made it possible for a homoparental couple to receive in their home, under the modality of foster care, one of the children sheltered by the institution. The main objective is to provide the child with a family environment that will provide him with the necessary elements for his well-being and future development. This step represents a valuable alternative for the child to live in a home and establish affective bonds with people who will care for and love him/her.

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This material was translated from Spanish using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

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