Mexican Social Security Institute joins "He For She"

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

With this, it will seek to eradicate gender-based violence within the institution

Mike Arriola Peñalosa, head of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), signed the agreement to join the international campaign "He For She," which seeks to sanction violence and sexual harassment against women.

HeForShe4Original Image, source:Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social'sofficial Facebook page

"He For She" was created in 2014 and is an initiative promoted by UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson who decided to create it to support all women in the world.

The document includes 10 actions to benefit women, and was signed as part of the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

HeForShe3Still taken from HeForShe's website

With this, the institution commits itself to "transversally update the IMSS agenda, to eradicate practices that violate women, and an internal updating, integrating respective committees in each of the delegations."

This international campaign is driven by the United Nations (UN) Women, since violence against women is the most widespread human rights violence in the world, because it happens day by day no matter what the situation of the country is.

HeForShe2Still taken fromHeForShe's website

By signing the document, IMSS is added to this movement, and will seek to integrate and create a strategy to prevent violence against women.

In Mexico, about half of women have experienced some type of violence throughout their lives, and this also occurs in the workplace, a situation that the He For She movement seeks to eradicate.

HeForSheStill taken fromHeForShe's website

It is also important to remember that the Mexican government is also part of the campaign, to which it joined this year and the Ibero-American University and the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) support this movement to which various organizations in the world belong.

Finally, during the signing of the document, Arriola Peñalosa, said that He For She promotes gender equality to involve men and boys as agents of change and thus eradicate all violence against women, and now with their inclusion they will seek to do the same through the institution.

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