The Masters in Gender Studies is a professional program, recognized by the National Register of Quality Postgraduate Programs (PNPC) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT), responds to the theoretical and reflective needs of academic, governmental and non-governmental personnel so that they can promote actions in favor of equality and the integrating of a gender perspective in the areas of social action, respect for women’s rights, sexual diversity (LGBTQ+ rights), as well as a critical analysis of masculinities. The central purpose of the postgraduate course is to coordinate training processes for these agents to carry out their professional activity with a gender perspective.
The Masters in Gender Studies is aimed at those who are part of government agencies, as well as people who operate in the academic field, agents of civil society organizations (non-profits), and who work in various spaces where they must solve social needs derived from the prevailing inequality between men and women, such as professionals who deal with problems such as gender violence, human trafficking and forced sex work networks, sexual and reproductive health, women’s political participation, the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, gender perspective in universities, femicide, among others. The aim is to contribute to the transformation of women’s problems stemming from gender relations.
The above is in accordance with what is proposed by the international agreements signed by our country and to which the Mexican government has committed to develop actions aimed at achieving gender equality; the Masters in Gender Studies aims to contribute to the transformation of problems of women and men produced by power relations.