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PROGRESS TOWARDS PARITY

Fecha: (6/9/2016 11:56:37 AM)

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Montevideo, Uruguay. In an activity organized on May 22, the eve of a meeting of Parlasur (the Parliament of Mercosur), by the Gender and Diversity Team of the IIHR Regional Office for South America, representatives of non-governmental organizations, governments and the public in general met to discuss the progress and challenges regarding gender parity and regional integration given that only some 10% of the members of Parlasur are women.

This event was part of the GQUAL international campaign (GQUAL: A Campaign for Gender Parity in International Representation) and featured speeches by members of Parlasur from Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venzuela .

The meeting concluded with the signing of a declaration on parity in the Parlasur and the creation of a Permanent Commission on Gender and Diversity .

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