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Colorado Party's presidential candidate Santiago Peña (left) and his running mate Pedro Alliana at their closing campaign rally in Asunción on 27 April 2023 | LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Paraguayan elections pose uncertain future for women and LGBTQ people
ANALYSIS: What’s at stake as Paraguay gears up for a poll tainted by misinformation and anti-rights discourse Paraguay, a country that rarely makes international news, will hold general elections on Sunday after a campaign marked by misinformation...
Soledad Nunez, Paraguay's opposition vice presidential candidate and running mate of the presidential candidate Efrain Alegre, talks to Reuters ahead of the national elections, in Asuncion, Paraguay April 18, 2023. REUTERS/Cesar Olmedo
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Paraguay's women battle to break political glass ceiling
ASUNCION (Reuters) - In Paraguay's election on Sunday, Soledad Nunez, a 40-year-old engineer and former minister, is looking to break into the South American country's male-dominated political arena as its first elected female vice president....
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice (International IDEA)
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice
The women’s training programme, led by the national Electoral Management Body in cooperation with International IDEA, earned an Honorable Mention in the Gender Equality category in the first edition of the Global Network on Electoral Justice Awards...
Escuela de Formación Política para Mujeres Líderes en sesión. 
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Paraguay: Political training for women helps reduce the representation gap
In a region that has seen the greatest progress in political gender equality in the last two decades, Paraguay stands out, but for the wrong reasons: it has the third-lowest percentage of women in parliament in the Americas, with 17.5%, roughly half...
Sol Arrúa, recién graduada de la Academia de Formación Política para Mujeres Líderes.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Sol Arrúa: The rippling impact of empowering young women in Paraguay
Polite, buoyant, and idealist: In many ways, Sol Arrúa comes across as a regular 21-year-old. However, as soon as we bring up the subjects of politics and leadership, which she is most passionate about, it becomes clear that there is much more about...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Breaking down gender barriers in Paraguay
Pushing gender parity and youth participation to the forefront of the political agenda Alejandra Sanabria and Maria Sol Arrúa, believe that politics should not change a woman when she gets involved with it. Instead, women should actively be changing...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Demands of Greater Political Participation for Women on Paraguayan Women's Day
On the occasion of the Day of the Paraguayan Women, celebrated today, 24 February, a group of female workers have called for a greater participation of women in politics in Paraguay, in order to improve their social rights. Most of these women are...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The initiative + Women Best Democracy presents a proposal to increase the political participation of women
In Paraguay, the Ministry of Women, along with the Superior Electoral Court, UN Women and UNDP have developed the project + MujeresMejorDemocracia. Among the tasks that this initiative has developed is developing a guide that seeks to increase the...
Sunday, December 08, 2013
In Paraguay, a visual tribute to the CEDAW Committee
“Todas las Mujeres has shown me once again the importance of exercising my powers of observation. To observe is to observe ourselves. In seeing those women, I saw myself. Making Todas las Mujeres for me meant reconnecting with my world. It was a...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Paraguay's First Woman Presidential Candidate tries to Crack Macho Culture
The feminist party, Kuña Pyrenda ("platform" in the indigenous language Guarani), has put forth Lilian Soto, a surgeon and graduate in Public Administration from the University of Ohio, to lead the South American nation of 6.5 million. Magui...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Monday, December 17, 2012
Adelma Salas
iKNOW Politics: Thank you so much for having agreed to this interview with iKNOW Politics. I would like to start by asking how you got your start in politics and if you ever faced any difficulties as a woman. My first steps in politics were very...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Paraguay: Woman to Lead Party's Ticket in Paraguay
If elected in the April balloting, Blanca Ovelar would become the country's first woman head of state and the third woman elected president in South America in recent years. Women now lead Argentina and Chile. To read the full article,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New International IDEA Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Paraguay: Women Growing in Politics - at Pace Set by Men
The global tendency towards greater participation by women in politics has reached Paraguay, but the pace continues to be set by men, and there are still tough barriers to equal access to elected posts. To read the full article, please...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective
This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Legislative Advances Ten Years after Cairo
This Report evaluates the evolution of the Cairo Program of Action, and focuses on sexual and reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health. It identifies and analyzes the normative progress in 20 countries in the region. It also presents...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...