WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its intent to award up to $10 million in grant funding to improve gender equity in the Mexican workplace.
Administered by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, this funding opportunity will finance a project that supports actions to increase the number of women in union leadership, strengthen protections, reduce workplace discrimination and harassment, and increase wages for women. The project will take a worker-centered approach and engage a range of stakeholders to advance gender equity.
The project also seeks to increase women’s participation in collective bargaining and empower worker organizations to undertake sustained action to promote gender equity in the workplace.
ILAB seeks to strengthen global labor standards, enforce trading partners’ labor commitments, promote racial and gender equity, and combat child labor abuses, forced labor and human trafficking.