The Observatory for Equality between Women and Men in the Mexican Army and Air Force: Guardian of Gender Equality

TitleThe Observatory for Equality between Women and Men in the Mexican Army and Air Force: Guardian of Gender Equality
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSandoval, María Concepció
JournalMarine Corps University Journal
Volume9
Pagination102 - 118
Date Published2018/09/02/
Abstract

The 2007 reforms implemented by President Felipe Calderón brought unprecedented changes for the Mexican Army. Female recruitment reached a new high, allowing women to join combat positions in tactical units and special forces as well to be admitted into some military academies for the first time, including the previously male-only Heroic Military Academy and the Higher War College. This article contextualizes these reforms and focuses on one of the most tangible efforts by the Mexican Army to set in motion gender equality: the creation, goals, and mission of the Observatory for Equality between Women and Men in the Mexican Army and Air Force.

Short TitleMarine Corps University Journal