INMUJERES (National Womens Institute)
The institute works towards the following core objectives: achieving cross-section policies for gender equality within the Uruguayan State; generating a quality-management model that includes gender equality; achieving a Comprehensive National Care System; combating gender and age-based violence; achieving regional decentralisation of gender policies and the participation of women and social organisations; combating the infringement of particularly discriminated groups; and promoting rights.
The institute´s mission is to act as a governing entity steering, promoting, regulating and controlling Uruguayan public gender policies, in order to assure equal rights and opportunities for men and women and guarantee equal participation in cultural, political, social and economic life.
Strengthen and further work towards a cross-section approach to the problem of gender equality in public policies by implementing the measures mentioned before in the objectives section.
The work of INMUJERES is still in its initial stages; however, it is planned to focus increasingly on the development of identities and the inclusion of persons, e.g. through the Fondo más fund, which supports cultural, social, sports, artistic, academic and other projects, events and actions promoting changes towards a more egalitarian society for women and men, and thereby contributes to the strengthening of women´s groups and their capacity to make an impact on the public agenda and provide incentives to building critical mass from a gender, racial-ethnic or generational perspective.
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