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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Two Women nominated to chair IMF Development Committee, including Caribbean’s Mia Mottley
Two women representing the Caribbean and Latin America are nominated to chair the joint World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Development Committee (DC), further supporting the notion that the global financial crisis triggered by the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The role of political parties in promoting women in politics - UPLA
The Women's Network of the Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA) is a political platform that seeks to promote and strengthen the participation and positioning of women in public decision-making roles in Latin America and the Caribbean. UPLA...
Monday, November 19, 2018
The law and violence against women in politics
Latin America has been at the vanguard in implementing diverse strategies to combat violence against women in politics (VAWIP). In 2012, Bolivia became the first country to criminalize “political violence and harassment against women” with Law 243....
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Transformational leadership for gender equality in the Caribbean: regional strategies and partnerships
Following recent elections in the Caribbean region, women’s representation in political office has increased, approaching or surpassing parity in some legislative chambers. This progress has drawn attention to women’s contributions to political...
Friday, June 29, 2018
The boot camp building a new cohort of female leaders in Latin America
In Latin America, a boot camp for high-potential women in the public sector aims to break the male hold on political decision-making by creating a new generation of female leaders. The intensive program involves coaching sessions, mentoring, skills...
Monday, May 09, 2016
The Mesoamerican Initiative for Women Defenders of Human Rights offers data on violence against women in politics in this region
The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) has published an article on the situation of women defenders of human rights in Mesoamerica. The article highlights the extra difficulty experienced by female human rights activists in a context marked by...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Three Caribbean countries run by females
Three Caribbean countries have been governed by women in the last twenty years. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana, three former British colonies, shared the experience of having been ruled by women leaders. In the case of Jamaica, Portia...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
The Latin American and the Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) Approved 'Framework Law on Parity Democracy'
The Latin American and the Caribbean Parliament, Parlatino, approved on 1 December 2015 the ‘Framework Law on Parity Democracy’, developed with the support of UN Women. The Framework, that raised widespread agreement among Member States, will serve...
Friday, November 07, 2014
The media aren’t holding female candidates back
Tuesday’s elections brought a number of firsts for women in American politics. Iowans for the first time sent a woman, Joni Ernst, to Congress. Mia Love became the first African American Republican woman to win a congressional seat. And next year,...
Friday, November 07, 2014
The Most Female Congress Ever Will Be Terrible for Women
For the first time, Congress will have 100 women in office, thanks to Tuesday’s midterm elections. And of the three state-based initiatives that would have restricted women’s access to abortion, two—the “personhood” measures in Colorado and North...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
There Are 100 Women in Congress for the First Time Ever
The gender breakdown of the next Congress is still to be determined, but a major milestone was reached Tuesday night: For the first time in American history, the number of women sitting in Congress will hit triple digits. Democrat Alma Adams of...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women's Policy Conference
  Register Now!   Friday, November 7, 2014 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA Join women and men from across the...
Indigenous Women Leaders
Friday, September 26, 2014
The participation of indigenous women in the United Nations General Assembly
By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones              The participation of indigenous women in their societies over the last years, especially in the Latin America has been continually increasing. This achievement is the result of the efforts of...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The participation of indigenous women in the United Nations General Assembly
By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones              The participation of indigenous women in their societies over the last years, especially in the Latin America has been continually increasing. This achievement is the result of the efforts of...
Women's campaign school
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This School Encourages Women to Join the World of Politics
The Women’s Campaign School is teaching women how to run a successful campaign. For the most part, politics is still a man’s thing. And the numbers from the National Women’s Political Caucus support that (disappointing) claim: Of the 535...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Toledo women undergo leadership training in Punta Gorda (Belize)
Women in public/leaderships position in the Toledo district have begun a series of workshops on capacity building. Project coordinator Sheena Gentle explains that the during the course of the training, which is expected to last eight days, the women...
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Gender Gap Exists When It Comes to Who Donates to Political Campaigns
The gender gap in American salaries is well documented, but it turns out this disparity in pay extends into the political realm as well. Women also donate much less to political campaigns than their male counterparts. So far in the 2014 election...
Monday, July 14, 2014
The call for "Experiences that make a difference: Mainstreaming gender equality in public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean" is extended
The call for  "Experiences that make a difference: Mainstreaming gender equality in public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean" is extended until July 17, 2014.  Due to problems posed by the migration of the portal América Latina Genera, the...

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