“A strong commitment to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls must be a central element in the post-2015 development programme, but this time the focus should be on addressing the structural factors that underlie gender inequalities”.
Source: Global Thematic Consultation on inequalities. Executive Summary of the virtual discussion on gender inequalities, 2012.
Gender inequality persists. And the data shows that women in our region continue to face discrimination in access to education, the labor market and economic assets, and political participation. Violence against women continues to undermine all efforts to achieve development goals.
The definition of the new agenda post 2015 is a unique opportunity to design new development models that place gender equality and empowerment of women in Latin America and the Caribbean at the center, with concrete action plans with targets and indicators.
The Regional Interagency Group for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is contributing to this process through the development of a series of technical documents to support countries that are developing consultations on issues identified as priority on the agenda, and positioning of gender equality issues in the thematic consultations like the one recently held in Panama on violence and citizen security (January 2013).
On this occasion we would like to invite you to participate in the First Regional online Consultation on Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean: Gender Equality in the future we want.
When and where?
April 8 th to May 3rd at http://www.worldwewant2015.org/genero
As part of the consultation process for the agenda post 2015, this consultation is intended as a regional forum for various stakeholders to share and exchange their views on how the next development agenda must include gender equality as a priority.
What do we expect?
The results of this exchange between different actors will contribute to include more diverse voices in the consultation processes and to strengthen the position of gender equality in national consultations and reports prepared by the UN system itself.
The consultation will be held in Spanish and English. The debate will be generated through several questions on specific issues and discussion in order to influence the decision makers at the highest levels in the post 2015 agenda setting process.
Click on the following image to enter the website of the Online Consultation on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: