The Study on “Integrating Violence Prevention and Women Economics Participation – Mexico” is Now Available – Angelica Fuentes Foundation
Angelica Fuentes Foundation Partners with Georgetown University to produce First Economic Violence Against Women Study
NEW YORK, NY–(Oct 18, 2016) – Angélica Fuentes Foundation (FAF), a private institution committed to the overall empowerment of women of all ages through the strengthening and financing of organizations that support women’s advancement, announced today their partnership and collaboration Georgetown University and the Institute for Women, Peace and Security has successfully produced the first study on Integrating Violence Prevention and Women Economics Participation – centered gender equality condition in Mexico.
The unveiling of the study took place in Washington DC where the Director of the Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, and Angelica Fuentes, participated in a round table event to present the paper along with its results, conclusions and suggestions for the Mexico case. Primarily, the study highlights economic violence against women as the second most common type of gender based violence in the country, second to psychological abuse of women.
Angelica Fuentes, Founder of the Angelica Fuentes Foundation commented, “The study marks a huge milestone in understanding this baseline, and it’s the first of its kind to directly address the link between women economic empowerment and violence against women. Although there is much research yet to be done, this initial study already accomplishes a set of specific recommendations for organizations and individuals working on promoting gender equality, particularly in the joining of efforts at an institutional level to bring together women economic empowerment programs and those directly addressing violence against women and girls. I’m confident that this newly proposed approach, and all future research we conduct in this area, will help us improve the results and practices around an issue that affects in various cases more than half of the women in the hemisphere.”
About Angélica Fuentes Foundation
Angélica Fuentes Foundation believes that women empowerment and gender equality are some of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. They envision a world in which women and men cooperate and work together in a context of equanimity and equality of opportunities, where women are able to fully participate in all the areas of human endeavor, for their personal wellbeing as well as that of the communities they live in.
Angélica Fuentes Foundation’s goal is to promote and encourage gender equality and women empowerment in Latin America as one of the most efficient tools for economic, social and environmental development in the region. To achieve this goal, they work with a model that seeks to accurately measure the impact they can have in communities and countries where they have a direct or indirect presence, through their programs, their network of organizations or those for which they provide financial support and consulting.
The measurement carried out by the Foundation seeks to define comparative criteria to evaluate the economic participation of men and women, access to education and professional development, as well as pay equity by gender. Likewise, these measurements also allow monitoring the direct impact these rights have on other externalities such as teenage pregnancy, gender violence and access to justice, as well as the well-being and progress of the community in general.
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