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The United States and Mexico to Host the First National Women & Security Conference
March 7, 2022

Mexico City, Mexico, March 7, 2022 – As part of the Bicentennial Framework, the United States and Mexico will host the first National Women & Security Conference March 29-31, 2022 in Mexico City.

The event will be organized by Mexico’s Secretariats of the Interior, Foreign Relations, and Security and Citizen Protection, Mexico’s National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women, as well as the National Women’s Institute, and the U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

The conference will feature panels by experts on gender, professional development, and judicial processes. It aims to increase women’s participation in security, raise the profile of women in Mexico’s security and justice sectors, and eradicate gender-based violence and crimes against women. The conference will include 350 in-person attendees and 2,000 participating virtually.

Through the Bicentennial Framework, the United States and Mexico are committed to building safe communities, which includes reducing violence and exploitation of vulnerable groups. This landmark event will spur even closer collaboration between the two countries, bringing women to the forefront of progress in achieving this goal.