02/03/2011— The United Nations has announced that it will be working with the state of Mexico in formulating a plan of action that will permit better public policies in dealing with gender equality and violence against women. The U.N. and the government of the state of Mexico hope to prevent acts of aggression and to protect women. There are three components to the plan which include the persecution of offenders, protection for women and preventing aggression through education.
Magdy Martinez-Soliman, the resident coordinator of the system of the United Nations, said it was an issue of concern for the U.N. and the organization was interested in working with the government of the state of Mexico to devise a plan of action. Martinez-Soliman also remarked on the benefits of working with different social actors in order to get an outside perspective. The plan will aim specifically at creating diagnostic indicators of gender violence and how to execute those who violate these rights.