The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for Mexico

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

0.0
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Mexico can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Mexico is free and compulsory (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Mexico provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Mexico can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (113). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (113). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Mexico, and so is discrimination based on marital status (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Mexico (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 36% of the total labor force in Mexico (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Mexico (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Mexico are not legally required to obey their husbands (113). In Mexico, when determining how to legally administer marital property, the administrative scheme does not fit into any clear categories. It includes, for example, cases in which in principle the law provides for both spouses to administer marital property, but if they disagree, the husband is given the power to ultimately decide or other members of the family have a say in how the prop- erty is administered. Where there is disagreement on how to administer marital property, a court may decide. This alternative also applies when the default marital property regime is based on unwritten custom. (113).more
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Mexico can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (113). A woman in Mexico can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Mexico (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Mexico law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Mexico is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are no civil remedies (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Mexico law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Mexico of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Mexico can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Mexico can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Mexico law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Mexico (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on whether or not woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Mexico can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (113). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Mexico provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Mexico (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Mexico can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (113). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Mexico, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Mexico (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (113).
May 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Mexico of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (113). Parents in Mexico are not able to work flexibly (113). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

2.0
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Perpetrators convicted of promoting, publicizing, or facilitating sexual tourism involving minors face seven to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 800 to 2,000 times the daily minimum wage. For those convicted of involvement in sexual tourism who commit sexual acts with minors, the law requires a 12- to 16-year prison sentence and a fine of 2,000 to 3,000 times the daily minimum wage. Conviction of sexual exploitation of a minor carries an eight- to 15-year prison sentence and a fine of 1,000 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage" (p. 27).