“What’s done to children, they will do to society.” This phrase by Karl Menninger reflects the importance of education in our future. It also allows us to reflect on one of the most complex decisions of this pandemic: when and how to start the school calendar? The fate of education is, to a large extent, the direction and face of what our planet will be. And in Mexico, we will inevitably continue to be linked to the power of television, a mean that has been bet on to bring educational content to millions of students.

Mexico’s case is unique in…

Who will lead history in these challenging times?

Only 10% of the countries around the globe have women-led governments. While as women we have progressed to reach leadership positions in businesses, the pandemic poses a serious threat to these improvements. And the reality is that it is in everyone’s interest that women continue to be involved in government and business processes, because women and their leadership have been proven to be successful while facing adversity.

Male leadership has been clearly overtaken in some cases during this global crisis. The world’s superpowers, which have always maintained an aggressive leadership, are currently…

Mexico is a great country, a privileged place in the world. This is said and repeated in forums and business meetings, our country has several characteristics that make it unique. I am convinced that we are called to be a power among nations, but I am also aware that we have several pending issues, some extremely complicated, which we must solve if we want to achieve a real balance among us who live in this world.

Social imbalances are expressed in many aspects of national life, many of the indicators tell us a sad story. Although we have made progress…

If we women have the power to perpetuate machismo, we also have the power to eradicate it, which I state in my book: “Dos Millones de Huevos” [Two million eggs]

When talking about gender equity, one can say that there has been important progress in this regard, as well as advances in the rights of minorities, but our society continues to drag certain archaic stereotypes that hinder the construction towards a social balance.

Recently, the Minister of Education, in his appearance before the Chamber of Deputies, referred to the responsibility of mothers who care for their children, during this pandemic.

There are biographies that deserve to be reviewed and that provide us with endless life lessons. Such is the case of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an exceptional woman, a jurist of enormous relevance, who two weeks ago lost a long, hard battle against pancreatic cancer. This woman reminds us of the importance of fighting for equality and balance between genders. Her life is an example of resilience and is an inspiration to all of us who seek to build a more equitable society.

A seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is now vacant, and women’s rights, with the possibility that this…

I like to think of the family as a concept in constant transformation and which, therefore, has no established definition. I believe this is one of the clearest characteristics of the times we live in, where the family is modified towards new forms, all valid and entitled to be valued and respected.

Many times, as a society, we invent celebrations that gradually put us into limiting situations that instead of helping can make our lives more difficult. This happens with commemorations that, as time goes by, no longer have the purpose for which they were created. …

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Its objective is to create awareness of the gravity of the problem and promote actions to end it. The 2019 campaign theme is Orange the World: #Generation Equality Stands against Rape! The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence run until tomorrow, Human Rights Day. This is an annual international campaign to call for the prevention and elimination of gender violence,

Now is the time to listen to Mexico’s cry for justice. Our country is facing big challenges regarding the elimination of gender violence. The INEGI states…

Nowadays the use of technological tools streamline our communication in everyday life. You can send a message to millions of people, faster and easier than ever before in human history. Moreover, it also gives us the chance to track news, trends, movements and important events around the world at any time. We spend lots of time on the Internet and social media has become a huge part of our culture. We’re seeing the first generation of “digital natives”. They’re experiencing more of their lives online than any generation before them; and this trend will continue. …

The corporate world represents a significant opportunity in promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality. When equality and inclusion are a company’s guiding principles, significant changes take place not only in the workplace, but in households and in each person’s thinking.

It’s fundamental to incorporate a gender perspective throughout all levels of a company, its values and each one of its processes. Internally, which implies creating discrimination-free work environments and implementing corporate policies that promote equal opportunity and professional development in women throughout all stages of their lives, in addition to fomenting a balance between professional and personal lives in all…

It is important to raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, position it as a priority on the health policy agenda, promote the collaboration among individuals and sectors involved, and develop support campaigns. The World Health Organization recommends an exclusive diet of breast milk in the first six months of life. This benefits the newborn and mother alike: it prevents malnutrition, reduces the likelihood of infectious illnesses, and ensures a safe diet. In the mother, it reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer.

Despite the benefits, an average of only 14.4% of newborns are breastfed in Mexico the first…

Angélica Fuentes

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