On February 25, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the webinar “The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina” in partnership with the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR). Panelists discussed the winning strategy employed by the feminist movement to promote passage of the law to legalize abortion, the challenges they encountered, and how they leveraged resources to produce a favorable outcome.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the impacts of Covid-19 on Latin American and Caribbean women’s participation in the work force.
Julissa Reynoso, chief of staff for the First Lady and former US ambassador to Uruguay, will be the co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council in the Biden administration.
Dialogue members Susana Malcorra and Rebeca Grynspan are participating in a thought leadership series titled “Women’s Voices for an Equal Future.” The series is organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the Group of Women Leaders Voices for Change and Inclusion (GWL-Voices).
On December 3, the Dialogue partnered with the Victory Institute to host the event “LGBTQ Rights and US Foreign Policy: A Need to Lead” as part of the 2020 International LGBTQ Leaders Conference.
Two Dialogue members, Laura Chinchilla and Sylvia Escovar, were named “Women of the Decade” at the 2020 Women Economic Forum (WEF) for Latin America. The WEF focuses on the role of women in the global economy, and this year’s virtual conference took place on November 6 and 7, 2020.
A brave whistleblower recently reported that women immigrants at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center have been subjected to gynecological procedures without their knowledge or informed consent. Unfortunately, for thousands of women and girls, these reported violations are just a sampling of the government’s illegal practices of aggression and neglect in its treatment of women seeking to immigrate to the United States.
Laura Chinchilla, former president of Costa Rica, is the recipient of the 2020 Women Political Leaders (WPL) Trailblazer Award. This award is presented to incumbent and former presidents and prime ministers for breaking political glass ceilings and reaching the highest echelon of political leadership.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the progress and challenges of gender representation in Brazilian politics.
Costa Rica became the first Central American country, and the sixth one in Latin America, to fully legalize same-sex marriage.
Dialogue member Susana Malcorra, dean of the School of Public and Global Affairs at IE University, has published a new book titled In Pursuit of What Matters: Passion for the Bottom Line.
On April 29, the Dialogue hosted an in-depth conversation with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state of human rights in Latin America.
On April 9, members of the “Group of Women Leaders, Voices for Change and Inclusion” called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to address the Covid-19 crisis in an electronically signed letter. Amongst the notable signatories are Dialogue members Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan, and Susana Malcorra.
What can Mexico do to eliminate violence against girls and women, and to what extent can the root causes of femicide be addressed through policy?
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the gender gap in Latin America.