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1 Closing the gaps on Women’s Political Participation and Representation and the Post-2015 Development Agenda Women in Politics in Latin America: progresses and challenges

2 MAIN ADVANCES AND GAINS REGISTERED IN BRIDGING GAPS

3 Women in Parliaments: 1995 Level of participationCountries High (more than 20%)1 Medium (between 10 & 20%)8 Low (up to 10%)9 Total countries18

4 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Percentage of women parliamentarians

5 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Country Percentage of women parliamentarians Mandatory quota percentage Sanction for non- compiiance Placement mandate Bolivia53.1%50%Non-registration of listAlternation Nicaragua40.3%40%N/RAlternation Ecuador39.0%50%Non-registration of listAlternation Argentina37.4%30%Non-registration of list1 of every 3 Mexico37.0%40% Public reprimand and non-registration of candidates Each 5-candidate segment of list will have 2 candidates of each sex, alternating Costa Rica33.3%50% Non-registration of list Alternation El Salvador26.2%30%FineNo Honduras25.8%30N/RNo Peru21.5%30%Non-registration of listNo Dominican Republic 20.8%33%Non-registration of listAlternation Colombia20.0%30.00%Non-registration of listNo Panama18.3% 50% (internal elections) N/RNo Paraguay17.5% 1 woman for every 5 spots. Non-registrationNo Venezuela17.0%N/R No Uruguay16.2% 30% Non-registration1 of every 3 Chile15.8%N/R No Guatemala13.3%N/R No Brazil9.9% Min. 30% & max.70% N/RNo

6 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Percentage of women parliamentarians

7 REMAINING OBSTACLES AND PERSISTENT CHALLENGES: WOMEN IN POLITICAL PARTIES

8 Gender and Political parties ?

9 Women at the political organization’s grassroots

10 And at the top? Percentage of women on National Executive Committees 2010

11 Existence & Influence of Women’s Units: Do they promote equality? 2014

12 KEY STAKEHOLDERS/ACTORS AND KEY STRATEGIES

13 Permanente evaluation of the effectiveness modifications. Inclusion of gender equality in organizational documents. Alliances beetwen parliamentarians and with key men. Parity participation in all key areas and throughout party structure. “Well-designed” quotas for party leadership positions (+ oversight and sanctions) Develop capacity building process: Contents of courses include gender equality (men and women). Gender equitity Political parties Civil Society organizatio ns EMBs Parliam entarias Strengthen the Women Units

14 T h a n k y o u


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