The programme brief description
The programme recognizes that Mexican women face huge barriers to access social protection, especially those groups of women that still are not legally included in fully-fledged social protection such as domestic and women temporary agricultural workers, thus exacerbating their vulnerability. If the existent policies and legislation are strengthened in order to protect women, especially those in more vulnerable situations; if more key stakeholders gain the necessary knowledge and skills about social protection relevance and programme management; and if incentives are set to promote workers’ affiliation to social protection; then access to adequate social protection and care services for women in Mexico will substantially increase, closing the gaps that currently exist for their full incorporation to the formal economy and fulfillment of their rights.
Differently from conventional approaches, the programme will have strong local elements, working in parallel at national level, in five states (Mexico City, State of Mexico, Oaxaca, Jalisco and Chiapas) and in at least one municipality in the country (Iztapalapa, Mexico City). This approach will support the policy proposals and effective implementation at local level, offering the opportunity to replicate them in other states following the evaluation of the results collected.
The target groups are particularly women in situations of exclusion, including domestic workers and women temporary agricultural workers at national level.