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Human Rights Commission calls for greater inclusion of Mexican women in the labor market

The National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) today called for the recognition of the importance of domestic work in Mexico and promote measures that allow women to insert themselves in the working market.

Mexico, July 22 (EFE) .- The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) today called for the recognition of the importance of domestic work in Mexico and promote measures to "Effective measures need to be taken to make visible and recognize the importance and contribution of domestic work to society, as well as To implement in all public institutions actions that promote co-responsibility in homes, "the CNDH said in a bulletin.

On the International Day of Domestic Work, The agency stressed that there is a "huge gap in the co-responsibility of domestic work", and this makes it difficult for women to enter other areas.

The urgent need to "transform cultural precepts sustained in the stereotypes" of traditionally gendered household work.

The CNDH urged Authorities to implement and promote policies that encourage the participation of women in the labor market through measures that reconcile work and family life.

"To society as a whole to value care work and modify cultural patterns that impede the development of women."

Domestic work, whether paid or not Paid, has historically been delegated to women, as a product of gender stereotypes and roles, and has lacked recognition from society, considering it a job

According to preliminary figures for the year 2015 of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the Economic value of domestic work and unpaid care amounted to 24.2% of the value of the domestic Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices.

It should be noted That women performed on average 39 hours of unpaid work per week, in care for people 12 years and over, while men performed 13.6 hours.

"The CNDH in This commemorative date calls on the authorities and society to raise awareness about the importance of this unpaid work done in homes, "concluded the text.

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