As part of International Women’s Day, Aeromexico announced nine flight being flown nationally and internationally with 100% female crews. Puerto Vallarta welcomed one of those flights while Monterrey, Guatemala, Montreal, Houston, New York, Lima, Tokyo, and Madrid joined the list.
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In a statement the airline said it aims to break the myths and prejudice about women in aviation. Under the #MujeresVuelanAlto, the airline recognizes the power, influence and importance of women in each of their actions, successes and future plans, and appreciates the support and commitment to its partners.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The Charter of the United Nations of International Women’s Day, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since then, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programs and goals to advance the status of women worldwide.
Over the years, the UN and its technical agencies have promoted the participation of women as equal partners with men in achieving sustainable development, peace, security, and full respect for human rights. The empowerment of women continues to be a central feature of the UN’s efforts to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe.