EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum
English 11/03/2020 16:30 EL UNIVERSAL in English/Miranda Perea Mexico City Actualizada 17:22

EL UNIVERSAL’s 104 Women Leaders Forum brought together outstanding women from various fields

EL UNIVERSAL's director Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz spoke about the role of media outlets in creating awareness toward gender violence while his wife Perla Díaz de Ealy addressed the historical relevance of Mexican women

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

Mexico's Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero acknowledged that there are new feminist demands that must be fulfilled

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

Mexico City's mayoress Claudia Sheinbaum emphasized the role of education to eradicate violence against women

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

One of the guests was Ximena Sariñana, the first Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Women division in Mexico

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

Another guest was María Salguero, the creator of the National Map of Femicide

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

EL UNIVERSAL's collaborator Saskia Niño de Rivera said the 9M national women's strike was a landmark in Mexican history

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

The event was attended by important members of the communications sphere

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

Jessica Esquivias, president of Body Paint Mexico, shared a powerful testimony on domestic violence

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

Hilda Trujillo, the director of the Frida Kahlo Museum, was present at the event

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum recognized the labor of Mexican women in various fields

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

Many of the guests have spoken about the gender violence issue in Mexico

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

The forum gave women leaders the opportunity to speak out against gender violence

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

Gender violence is experienced by women all throughout Mexico

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

With the hashtag #EllasAlzanLaVoz (Women Raise their Voices), Mexican leaders took a stand against violence

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EL UNIVERSAL's 104 Women Leaders Forum

In recent days, Mexico has witnessed protests by women calling for equality, justice, and security as gender violence has surged throughout the country. On March 8, thousands of Mexican women marched to commemorate International Women’s Day and ask the government and the rest of the population to stop femicides, sex crimes, and sexist ideology against them. On March 9, Mexican women went on a national strike to demand justice, equality, and the eradication of gender violence while giving visibility to the role of women and making a radical statement against femicide, misogyny, and inequality.

It was precisely in this framework that EL UNIVERSAL gathered 104 outstanding women leaders to recognize the social impact of their work in politics, social sciences, communication, and literature, among many other fields, as well as to highlight the relevance of women in all spheres, their contributions, and achievements.
 

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