The Congress of Mexico City (CDMX) made an appeal so that various departments of the capital government explore the priority inclusion of young women in existing support programs and incorporate their productive participation in the context of economic reactivation in search of improving your quality of life.
The request, which is made to the Secretariats of Labor and Employment Promotion, the Secretariat of Inclusion and Social Welfare, the Secretariat of Women, the Secretariat of Economic Development and the Youth Institute, all of the Government of Mexico City , was raised by the deputy of the Morena Parliamentary Group, Miriam Valeria Cruz Flores, and was based on several studies that have shown that the pandemic has especially affected young people and among them, women to a greater extent.
The legislator said that data collected by the International Labor Organization (ILO) cut in August this year, about a million young people between 20 and 29 years old have not been able to return to work, concentrating in this population group the largest number of unemployed and unemployed as a direct consequence of the pandemic.
“Within these data, already worrying in itself, it is necessary to emphasize that the most affected group has been that of young women, who, due to the lack of formal job opportunities, are employed in home work, care work or informal work. , of which they have very low remuneration, without leaving aside the worst scenario, which is that they do not have any work activity”.
CDMX Congress asks to prioritize women in economic reactivation programs
In the case of Mexico City, deputy Cruz Flores warned that according to the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE), young people have been impacted not only by COVID-19, but also by unemployment: 126,000 452 people between the ages of 15 and 29 were unemployed between April and June 2021. Likewise, the unemployment rate reaches 7.4 percent of people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to data from the National Statistical and Geographical Information System (SNIEG). ).
However, Cruz Flores emphasized that the crisis has hit women harder than men, since they represent seven out of 10 unemployed.
To all this, she added that for young women the family environment has also become a more hostile environment, since it worsens the isolation of those who live with violent partners, distancing them from the people, institutions, material and economic resources that can help them. to get out of such a terrible situation.
This is demonstrated by the data published by UN Women, which has revealed that in Mexico during confinement, calls to emergency services for violence against women have increased by 20 percent, the need for care in instances of care for women at the local and municipal levels by 20 and 30 percent and the care of women victims of violence by the National Network of Shelters by 70 percent.