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GENDER EQUALITY

ParlAmericas supports parliamentary efforts to advance gender-sensitive legislative action. As a part of our gender equality program we create inclusive working spaces that foster peer-driven exchange of best practices, and provide specialized resources and support to strengthen these efforts. In close collaboration with civil society partners, our gender equality program also promotes women’s political leadership, including that of the next generation of empowered women leaders. Our work is informed by intersectional analysis, recognizing systems of discrimination and privilege that overlap with gender relations. Learn more

Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality

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. Learn more

Gender Equality Toolkits (Online Portal) for Parliamentarians

ParlTools is an online, interactive space for self-guided learning that features toolkits on gender equality issues tailored for parliamentarians in the English-speaking Caribbean. The portal was developed in collaboration with the UN Women Multi-country Office for the Caribbean in response to a request from the sub-region. It and provides analytical tools to assist in scrutinizing laws and budgets, promoting women’s leadership, and engaging constituents in the achievement of equitable and sustainable development outcomes.

Latest Projects

ParlAmericas has launched a project to build environments that enable women’s political leadership in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWiL) and the Forum of Women in Political Parties (FONAMUPP) in Panama.

Latest Activities

May 25 | Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda

Parliamentary Engagement in the Gender Equality Forum and 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

AGENDA – Official Side-Event to SIDS Conference


Readings of Interest