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May 20, 2014
ParlAmericas Announces the 2014 Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians: Moving from Formal to Substantive Equality

ParlAmericas is pleased to announce that the Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians will be held in Mexico City from June 24 to 25, 2014, thanks to the support and collaboration of the Senate of Mexico.

This event, Moving from Formal to Substantive Equality, is an opportunity to bring together women and men parliamentarians who are committed to gender equality and enthusiastic about contributing to these discussions in a multilateral context.

Alongside subject experts, parliamentarians from throughout the Americas will discuss how to mobilize action to advance not only legislation guaranteeing formal gender equality, but political commitments towards real equality. As influential public figures, parliamentarians are uniquely situated to bridge the gap between written law and practice, transforming equality before the law into true equality of opportunities for women.

This year’s Gathering will also incorporate strategic planning sessions, in which delegates will identify priority areas for action and future training needed to carry out legislative work with a gender focus.

The draft agenda is now available and will be updated shortly with the confirmed speakers and panellists.