New seal promotes employment equality

The government has created a new seal for companies that pledge gender equality.

The seal is part of a project by the U.N. Programme for Development and the Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres.

Officials announced the seal as they outlined a program to eliminate inequalities based on gender in employment with an effort to balance work with family and personal life, along with access to work and equality in salaries. The program also addresses harassment and family violence, according to a summary.

The Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres has its own program of equality, which is designed to put more women in the workplace and improve their quality of employment, the agency said.

Firms that participate in the program will be subjected to a diagnosis about gender equality and will receive a plan to eliminate any, said the government summary. Both public agencies and private firms could be involved. An accrediting agency will award the seal.

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