Presentation on theme: "Women in Politics in Latin America: progresses and challenges"— Presentation transcript:
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 AgendaWomen in Politics in Latin America:progresses and challenges
2 MAIN ADVANCES AND GAINS REGISTERED IN BRIDGING GAPS
3 Level of participation Women in Parliaments: 1995Level of participationCountriesHigh (more than 20%)1Medium (between 10 & 20%)8Low (up to 10%)9Total countries18
4 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Percentage of women parliamentarians
5 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Bolivia 53.1% 50% Non-registration of list CountryPercentage of women parliamentariansMandatory quota percentageSanction for non-compiiancePlacement mandateBolivia53.1%50%Non-registration of listAlternationNicaragua40.3%40%N/REcuador39.0%Argentina37.4%30%1 of every 3Mexico37.0%Public reprimand and non-registration of candidatesEach 5-candidate segment of list will have 2 candidates of each sex, alternatingCosta Rica33.3%El Salvador26.2%FineNoHonduras25.8%30Peru21.5%Dominican Republic20.8%33%Colombia20.0%30.00%Panama18.3%50% (internal elections)Paraguay17.5%1 woman for every 5 spots.Non-registrationVenezuela17.0%Uruguay16.2%Chile15.8%Guatemala13.3%Brazil9.9%Min. 30% & max.70%
6 Women in Parliaments: 2015 Percentage of women parliamentarians
7 remaining obstacles and persistent challenges: WOMEN IN POLITICAL PARTIES
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 equitityPolitical partiesCivil Society organizationsEMBsParliamentariasStrengthen the Women UnitsPermanente 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).
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