Ibero-American Gender Conference in Santo Domingo to Focus on Inclusion

IV Ibero-American Gender Conference to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will host the IV Ibero-American Gender Conference on January 18 and 19 as more than a decade after the last meeting of this type held in 2011 in Asunción. The motto of this event is “Towards an inclusive, democratic and sustainable Ibero-America”.

The meeting will focus on importance of inclusion in different order, such as institutions or democracy, sustainability, prevention of gender violence, gender gap, the need for economic autonomy and the role of women in building a more just and democratic society. Dominican Minister for Women, Mayra Jiménez will kick off the meeting, accompanied by Ibero-American Secretary General, Andrés Allamand and other participants.

After two days of debates, a declaration will be approved for the heads of State and Government for Ibero-American Summit. It will be held on March 24 and 25 in Santo Domingo under the slogan “Together for a just and sustainable Ibero-America”.

Although Ibero-America has made some important advances in women’s rights, there are still some major challenges ahead including violence against women. According to 2021 report by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal), countries such Honduras, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Bolivia and Brazil have the highest rates of femicide per 100,000 women.

The aim of this conference is to stress the significance of this issue and to facilitate dialogues between representatives and experts.

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