Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) Rector Jorge Olvera García signed an agreement to create a Gender Equality Institutional Coordination. This historic event will allow for the spreading and promoting of academic and institutional efforts in the area of gender equality. During the signing of this important document, Olvera García, accompanied by UAEM Teaching Secretary Janet Valero Vilchis, highlighted UAEM’s need to join the efforts undertaken by the State of Mexico and federal governments regarding this issue, through active participation and actions that allow the creation of public policies with a gender perspective.
During this event; which was also attended by UAEM International Migration and Mobility Studies and Investigation Center coordinator Norma Baca Tavira and Public Policy, Gender and Violence Specialty coordinator Araceli Pérez Damián; Olvera García said that the Gender Equality Institutional Coordination will lead and coordinate projects with a gender perspective carried out by academic bodies within the UAEM.
Olvera García also said that the UAEM will continue to spread knowledge and participate in social relevant issues, as it has been doing when dealing with issues preventing human trafficking and defending human rights.
The Gender Equality Institutional Coordination will be based in the UAEM’s “Dr. Juan Josafat Pichardo Cruz” Central Library. It will work together with the Higher Education Institutions and Universities National Association’s (ANUIES) initiative to combine efforts in this area.
Olvera García said that the opening of the coordination will expand benefits to the entire university community, as well as develop actions that fight inequality and violence.