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Carmen Beramendi National Representative (1990-1995) and Director of the National Women’s Institute, INMUJERES (2005-2010), Uruguay
“The lack of political participation by women marks an important democratic deficit. All structures that make democracy more effective are also structures that can contribute to increasing women’s participation, though this is not automatic. At...

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This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the...
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...

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This Report evaluates the evolution of the Cairo Program of Action, and focuses on sexual and reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health. It identifies and analyzes the normative progress in 20 countries in the region. It also presents...

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Mónica Xavier Senator and president of the steering committee of IPU’s meeting of parliamentarians
“…renewal implies opening up more paths for women and young women — especially in politics, so they fall in love with politics and find it a space where, besides being politicians, they can find fulfillment in other aspects of their lives.” - Mónica...

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30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all...

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This report contains sections on the socio-political participation of women and provides statistical information on the evolution of applying gender equality policies.

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“Recently, Uruguay has made headlines around the world by passing laws and measures considered progressive. However, on some basic issues we are still a long way from the headlines. We are more likely in the sidebars,” starts the ad starring well-...
A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the participation of women in decision-making in...

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The Seminar is being jointly organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the General Assembly (Legislative Power) of Uruguay in collaboration with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). It will be held in Montevideo on...

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With four women in the Senate and 11 women members of the lower house among a combined total of 130 parliamentary seats, 11.5 percent of Uruguayan lawmakers are women, considerably lower than the 21.5 percent average for the Americas and the...

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Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics