March 5 | Virtual

Regional Meeting of Women of Political Parties

December 5 | Virtual

A Virtual Seminar for Women Parliamentarians of the Americas and the Caribbean on the Defence, Peace, and Security Agenda

October 31 | Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

September 28 | Mexico City, Mexico

7th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network on Climate Change — 15th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality

DECLARATION

RESOURCES

PRESENTATIONS

ELECTION ADVISORIES

Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality (PNGE)
Parliamentary Network on Climate Change (PNCC)

During the 7th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network on Climate Change (PNCC) and the 15th Gathering of the Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality (PNGE), elections will be held for certain positions on the Networks’ Executive Committees and for the host parliament of the next gathering. Nominations received can be found below.

PNCC Executive Commitee nominations

PNCC Presidency

PNCC Vice-Presidency – North America

PNCC Vice-Presidency – South America

PNCC Vice-Presidency – Caribbean

PNGE Executive Committee nominations

PNGE Presidency

PNGE Vice-Presidency – North America

PNGE Vice-Presidency – South America

PNGE Vice-Presidency – Central America

PNGE Vice-Presidency – Caribbean


August 23 | San José, Costa Rica

Building Networks of Sisterhood to Promote Gender Equality

August 17 | Panama City, Panama

The Role of Youth in Strengthening Democracy: Building a Just and Inclusive Future

August 16 | Panama City, Panama

Towards Equality: More Women Shaping Politics

May 30 | Virtual Meeting

Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Parliaments from an Intersectional Perspective

PRESENTATION


February 24 | Virtual workshop

Strengthening the Legislative Advocacy of Feminist Organizations in Latin America: Processes, Tools, and Experiences

October 6 | Lima, Peru

High-level Parliamentary Dialogue | Consolidating the Full Political Participation of Women: Building Consensus

September 9 | Virtual Meeting

Effective Engagement in Parliamentary Processes | A series of virtual workshops for women’s organisations in the Caribbean – Workshop 1: Parliamentary Advocacy

October 4 | Virtual meeting: Plenary Session and PNGE Elections

13th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network For Gender Equality. Bolstering Social Protection beyond COVID-19: What the Data Tells Us

During the 13th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality, elections will be held for the Network’s Executive Committee and for the host parliament of the next gathering. Nominations received can be found below.


September 22 | Virtual meeting: Parliamentary Dialogue with Civil Society and Youth Representatives

13th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network For Gender Equality. Bolstering Social Protection beyond COVID-19: What the Data Tells Us

September 13 | Virtual meeting: Inter-parliamentary Dialogue

13th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network For Gender Equality. Bolstering Social Protection beyond COVID-19: What the Data Tells Us

July 19 | Virtual Meeting

1st Gender Equality Staff Network Meeting

February 8 | Virtual Meeting

Building a Coordinated Caribbean Position for CSW65

October 2 | Virtual meeting

12th Gathering of the Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality: Designing Inclusive Futures in Partnership with Youth

RESOURCES


July 22 | Virtual Meeting

Gender-Responsiveness and Disaster Resilience during the COVID-19 Crisis (in English)

February 10 | Bridgetown, Barbados

Building a Coordinated Position for Caribbean Negotiations on Beijing +25

June 18 | Mexico City, Mexico

11th Gathering of the Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality

PRESENTATIONS

RESOURCES

Publications

Online resources

During the gathering, elections were held for certain positions on the Network’s Executive Committee. The results were the following:


November 19 | Bridgetown, Barbados

Parliamentary-Civil Society Dialogue | Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality in the Caribbean: Regional Strategies and Partnerships

PARTNER BRIEFING PRESENTATIONS

RESOURCES Women’s political leadership

Gender and sustainable development

Inclusive legislative work

Gender-based violence and discrimination


May 22 | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

10th Gathering of the Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality: Gender-Responsive Climate Action

PRESENTATIONS

RESOURCES

Following the elections held at the gathering, the composition of the Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality Executive Committee is as follows:

  • President:
    • Member of the Chamber of Deputies Karina Banfi (Argentina)
  • Vice-President – North America:
    • Senator Mobina Jaffer (Canada)
  • Vice-President – Central America:
    • Member of the Legislative Assembly Norma Cristina Cornejo (El Salvador)
  • Vice-President – Caribbean:
    • President of the Senate Chester Humphrey (Grenada)
  • Vice-President – South America:
    • Member of the National Assembly Karina Arteaga (Ecuador)
    • Alternate: Member of the Chamber of Deputies Marcela Sabat (Chile)
  • Observer:
    • Member of the National Assembly Delsa Solórzano (Venezuela)

January 24 | Kingston, Jamaica

Inter-parliamentary Meeting: Partnerships to Transform Gender Relations

PRESENTATIONS

RESOURCES Session 1: Comprehensive approaches to address gender inequality

Session 2: Effective strategies for engaging men

Session 3: Media and cultural agents

Session 4: Advancing legislative reforms for workplace equality: Critical moments for change


May 23 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

9th Gathering organized by the Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality. Women’s Empowerment: Social and Political Responses

During the 9th gathering organized by the Group of Women Parliamentarians, the​ president, two​ vice-presidents of the ​Group’s ​executive committee, and the host for the next gathering ​were elected: 


May 22 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Men as Allies in Parliamentary Work for Gender Equality

January 12 | Santiago, Chile

3rd Parliamentary Forum on Beijing+20: Gender Equality and the Media

PRESENTATIONS

OTHER RESOURCES


October 20 | Ottawa, Canada

Parliamentary Exchange: Multi-party Caucuses for Gender Equality

September 12 | Antigua, Guatemala

Parliamentary Gathering for Central America: The Electoral Journey of Women Candidates

June 2 | Quito, Ecuador

8th Annual Gathering organized by the Group of Women Parliamentarians: Diversifying Political Power to Build Inclusive Societies

January 26 | Castries, Saint Lucia

Gender-based Political Harassment: Building Awareness in Parliaments

June 11 | Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina

7th Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians: Action Plan for Preventing Political Harassment and Violence Against Women

Theme: Action Plan for Preventing Political Harassment and Violence Against Women


September 26 | Santiago, Chile

10th Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 11th Plenary Assembly)

THEME  Women’s Healthcare

PRESENTATIONS

Women’s Healthcare: From Mother to Woman with Rights – Dr. Paulina Troncoso [Spanish only]

La Conferencia Internacional de Población y Desarrollo: su impacto y su futuro – María Antonieta Alcalde [Spanish only]


June 24 | Mexico City, Mexico

6th Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians

SESSIONS

Session 1 – Achievements in Guaranteeing Equality: Experiences Promoting Legislation and Programs Benefiting Women

Session 2 – Barriers to Real Equality

Strategic Planning – Bridging the Gap: Parliamentarians as Agents of Change


May 16 | Paramaribo, Suriname

5th Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (2013)

OBJECTIVE

  • To develop strategies for increasing the political participation and leadership of women in the Americas, and provide legislators with tools for passing laws that are reflective of women’s issues from the region

Session 1: Women Presidents of National Legislatures Session 2: Leadership and Political Participation of Women of African Descent Session 3: The Effects of Women’s Participation in Politics

ARTICLES


August 30 | Panama City, Panama

8th Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 9th Plenary Assembly)

Host: Panama Theme: Financial Crisis and its Effects on Women in the Region

Objectives of the meeting: to reflect upon the economic crisis and its impact on women, to identify the unique characteristics of women as vulnerable subjects in an economic crisis, to define the social and historical context giving rise to the economic crisis, as well as its financial components, and to identify potential Government policies to protect women and support them in an economic downturn.


May 9 | Valparaiso, Chile

4th Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (2012)

THEME

Citizen Security for Women: A Parliamentary Task

OBJECTIVE

  • To discuss strategies for incorporating concrete mechanisms of protection for women into the national public safety policies of countries in the Americas

September 8 | Asuncion, Paraguay

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

THEME

Gender Perspective on Citizen Security

OBJECTIVE

  • 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

June 30 | Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

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

OBJECTIVE

  • 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

November 17 | Mexico City, Mexico

6th Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 7th Plenary Assembly)

THEME

Progress, Difficulties and Challenges With Respect to Political and Electoral Participation by Women

OBJECTIVE

To discuss issues related to the current situation of women’s participation in politics, family issues they face, as well as their roles, and the issue of confidence in their abilities and the right to act as political representatives of men and women


August 11 | Quito, Ecuador

2nd Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (2010)

THEME

Women in Power: Challenges for the 21st Century

OBJECTIVE

  • To further develop women parliamentarians’ political skills from a gender and human rights perspective 

 

The meeting agenda was developed based on the current scenario in the Americas and the status of women’s rights, under the following topics: Exercising Power: The Experience of a Woman Politician; The Current Situation of Women’s Rights in the Americas: A Critical Look at National Legislatures; and Women Politicians and the Media.


September 13 | Ottawa, Canada

5th Meeting of te Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 6th Plenary Assembly)

THEME

Prosperity and Cooperation: A New Agenda for the Americas

OBJECTIVE

To discuss how to eliminate or reduce the disparity in the number of women engaged in the political process


April 2 | Port-au-Prince, Haïti

2nd Parliamentary Mission to Haiti by the Group of Women Parliamentarians

OBJECTIVES

  • To build capacity and accompany women candidates to the 2009 legislative and municipal elections in Haiti
  • For FIPA delegates to participate as speakers and mentors in a round table with candidates of various political parties, addressing issues such as campaign financing, communication strategies, parliamentary roles and responsibilities, and the incorporation of a gender perspective to the programs of political parties

November 20 | Bogota, Colombia

1st Annual Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (2008)

THEME  Towards a Gender-Sensitive Legislative Agenda for Development in the Americas

OBJECTIVE

  • To discuss how to achieve a gender-sensitive legislative agenda for development in the Americas, including current economic and gender policies, social and environmental policies, political and electoral reforms from a gender perspective, as well as the implications of the international crisis for the Americas

November 20 | Bogota, Colombia

4th Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 5th Plenary Assembly)

Host: Colombia

Objectives of the meeting: to carry out the 2007-2008 work plan of the Group of Women Parliamentarians.


September 11 | Port-au-Prince, Haïti

1st Parliamentary Mission to Haiti by the Group of Women Parliamentarians

OBJECTIVE

  • To promote the participation of Haitian women in the electoral process by encouraging them to register on electoral lists and to run as candidates in the legislative elections taking place in November 2005

May 20 | Brasilia, Brazil

3rd Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 4th Plenary Assembly)

OBJECTIVES

  • To analyze the results of the regional forums on women’s leadership and the strengthening of democracy held in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, in order to prepare a work plan for the Group of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas
  • To share the recommendations and commitments of the parliamentarians of the Americas with the Heads of State and Government who will meet at the 4th Summit of the Americas (November 4–5, 2005 in Mar del Plata, Argentina)

April 6 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

2nd Regional Forum of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (Central & South America)

THEME

 Enhancing Women’s Leadership to Strengthen Democracy

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the ability of parliamentarians to implement gender-equality policies through the exchange of experiences and best practices
  • To assess progress in the area of women’s leadership in the region while identifying tools to enhance their participation in decision-making venues
  • To make recommendations to FIPA’s Plenary Assembly ahead of the 4th Summit of the Americas (Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 4-5, 2005), which will focus on the theme of creating employment to confront poverty and strengthen democratic governance

March 20 | Bridgetown, Barbados

1st Regional Forum of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (Caribbean & North America)

THEME

Enhancing Women’s Leadership to Strengthen Democracy

OBJECTIVES

  • To create a forum for women parliamentarians of the Americas to advance the regional gender-equality agenda for shaping the direction and character of emerging societies of the 21st century
  • To build the capacity of parliamentarians to promote and implement gender-equity policies, through the sharing of experiences and best practices
  • To assess the advancement of women thus far and identify key growth areas and tools for their participation in leadership and decision making
  • To submit recommendations to the Plenary Assembly of FIPA, looking ahead to the 4th Summit of the Americas

April 2 | Valparaiso, Chile

2nd Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 3rd Plenary Assembly)

OBJECTIVE:

– To discuss democratic governance and public policies with a gender perspective


February 21 | Panama City, Panama

1st Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 2nd Plenary Assembly)

OBJECTIVE:

– To discuss the creation of the Group of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas