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September 8 | Asuncion, Paraguay

7th Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 8th Plenary Assembly)


Gender Perspective on Citizen Security


  • To undertake an analysis of new forms of violence against women – expressed as femicide, the feminization of poverty and migration, the trade of women and girls or illegal trafficking, as factors which contribute to the deterioration of citizen security and that affect all women in the hemisphere

September 8 | Asuncion, Paraguay

8th Plenary Assembly

Theme: Citizen Security

Objectives of the meeting: to discuss different aspects of citizen security, including the role of human rights and development, transnational crime prevention, and disaster risk management, and to develop recommendations for the hemisphere’s parliaments.


June 30 | Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

3rd Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (2011)


  • To discuss key issues such as women’s leadership and empowerment in politics; migration and afro-descendants; the challenges of the democratic system to ensure gender equality in political participation; and the situation of female politicians in the Caribbean

June 5 | San Salvador, El Salvador

OAS General Assembly 41

OBJECTIVES The FIPA delegation met with Secretary General Insulza, where both parties reiterated their desire to work together towards shared goals and discussed the drafting of a Memorandum of Understanding. The delegation also attended the General Assembly as observers.


  • Edmonde Supplice Beauzile, Senator, Haiti
  • Alberto Grillón Conigliaro, Senator, Paraguay
  • Member of the National Assembly, Linda Machuca Moscoso, Ecuador
  • Dr. Gina Hill, Director General, FIPA

March 31 | San Jose, Costa Rica

Workshop 4: Strengthening Parliamentary Budget Oversight (Central America)

Host: Costa Rica Theme: Strengthening Parliamentary Budget Oversight

Objectives of the meeting: to provide training to Parliamentarians from oversight committees in Central America, in areas including increased awareness of their roles in the budget process, improving the functioning of parliamentary committees conducting oversight over the spending of government funds, and improving the working relationships of legislatures with state audit institutions.