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1 Women in Politics in Latin America: progresses and challenges
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 Level of participation
Women in Parliaments: 1995 Level of participation Countries High (more than 20%) 1 Medium (between 10 & 20%) 8 Low (up to 10%) 9 Total countries 18

4 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Percentage of women parliamentarians

5 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Bolivia 53.1% 50% Non-registration of list
Country Percentage of women parliamentarians Mandatory quota percentage Sanction for non-compiiance Placement mandate Bolivia 53.1% 50% Non-registration of list Alternation Nicaragua 40.3% 40% N/R Ecuador 39.0% Argentina 37.4% 30% 1 of every 3 Mexico 37.0% Public reprimand and non-registration of candidates Each 5-candidate segment of list will have 2 candidates of each sex, alternating Costa Rica 33.3% El Salvador 26.2% Fine No Honduras 25.8% 30 Peru 21.5% Dominican Republic 20.8% 33% Colombia 20.0% 30.00% Panama 18.3% 50% (internal elections) Paraguay 17.5% 1 woman for every 5 spots. Non-registration Venezuela 17.0% Uruguay 16.2% Chile 15.8% Guatemala 13.3% Brazil 9.9% Min. 30% & max.70%

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

14 T h a n k y o u


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