Lunes 10 de Junio 2024

Sheinbaum, "a woman allied with the women of Mexico"

She is the most voted president-elect in Mexico's history

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"A woman allied with the women of our country," this is how Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum defined herself during her campaign for the presidency of Mexico.

"We are going to work for them. I'm not arriving alone, we are all arriving together, and this is a very important symbol, and I will be up to the task for all Mexican women," says Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum in one of her first statements as the president-elect of Mexico following the elections on June 2. She will be the first woman to hold this position in over 200 years of our country's history.

According to the results from the National Electoral Institute (INE), she obtained nearly 36 million votes, making her the most voted president in Mexico's history. This fact, according to deputy and member of the movement supporting Sheinbaum Pardo, "Por Ella, Por Todas" (For Her, For All), Lorena Villavicencio, highlights the support Dr. Sheinbaum received at the polls.

"This gives her all the strength to push forward a profound transformation project in this country. What does this mean? It means that women will have a role in her agenda, in her government program," states Villavicencio, who also references two main challenges the scientist will face during her administration: promoting substantive equality "so that women can exercise each of their rights" and addressing violence.

"When we talk about substantive equality, we mean lifting many women out of extreme poverty. This is a significant challenge in itself, but also promoting the economic autonomy of these women so they can be self-sufficient and develop their life projects," affirmed Villavicencio.

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For her part, Dr. Nadine Gasman, president of the National Institute for Women (INMUJERES), asserts that "Dr. Sheinbaum will work with and for women," as she presented during her campaign, with her proposal focused on gender. Economic empowerment, the fight against gender-based violence, and the promotion of a care system are fundamental themes on her agenda.

"It is historic and a great advancement for Mexico as a society to have elected a first female president, and especially a woman like Claudia Sheinbaum who is well-prepared, committed to social justice, with a significant political, academic, and mobilization background. A great leader," emphasized the president of INMUJERES in an interview, regarding the woman who made history by breaking the glass ceiling that persisted for Mexican women in the country's politics.

"I am sure we will work on legislation, organization, expanding services, and really building this National Care System in such a way that we can free up women's time, incorporate them into the workforce, and allow them to pursue their life projects," Nadine Gasman stated. According to the first National Care System Survey (ENASIC) in 2022, in Mexico, 75 out of 100 people who take on care tasks are women.

Both Lorena Villavicencio and Nadine Gasman see Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum's victory as a historic event for Mexicans.

The full article can be found in the Mente Mujer supplement of El Heraldo de México.