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About the Gender Equality Program

Achieving gender equality is essential to strengthening democratic governance, human rights, and sustainable development. This fact is reflected in numerous international agreements, including Agenda 2030, in which gender equality is both a standalone Sustainable Development Goal (SDG5) and a recognized pre-requisite for achieving all other objectives. The Americas and Caribbean region is viewed as a […]

Women’s Political Leadership Project

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean remain under-represented in positions of political decision-making. This persistent manifestation of gender inequality limits women’s ability to exercise their human rights and to shape decisions that affect their lives. ParlAmericas has launched a project to address this imbalance with the Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWiL) and the National Forum […]

About the PNGE

The ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality (PNGE) promotes women’s political leadership and gender mainstreaming in the agendas and operations of the national legislatures of the Americas and the Caribbean. Since its creation in 2003, the Network (formerly known as the Group of Women Parliamentarians) has carried out activities and initiatives that bring together legislators […]