The U.S. Embassy announced that the U.S. Department of Labor will provide up to ten million dollars in funding to support the improvement of gender equality in Mexican workplaces.

Administered by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), the grant will fund a project that supports actions to increase the number of women in union leadership positions, strengthen protections, reduce discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and increase women's wages, the embassy said in a statement.

The project will have a worker-centered approach, and will involve a variety of stakeholders to advance gender equity. The initiative will also seek to increase women's participation in collective bargaining, and empower labor organizations to take sustained action to promote gender equality in the workplace, the diplomatic office added.

"ILAB seeks to strengthen global labor standards, ensure that trading partners meet their labor commitments, promote racial and gender equality, and combat child labor abuses, forced labor, and human trafficking," the U.S. Embassy noted.