Side-Event: Towards gender parity in international representation
ORGANIZERS: GQUAL, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
CO-SPONSORS: Articulación Feminista y Cotidiano Mujer
WHEN: October 27, 13:00-14:30 p.m.
WHERE: Plaza Independencia 759, 11100, Montevideo, Uruguay. Salón Multiuso, Presidencia de la República.
The event will be an opportunity to present the GQUAL campaign and the issue of underrepresentation of women in monitoring bodies and international tribunals, within the context of the Regional Conference of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, the space will be used to open a discussion on the different experiences had by States that have signed on to GQUAL as well as foster an exchange of ideas on why it is necessary to link gender parity in international representation with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Regional Gender Action Plan.
FORMAT: A presentation of the campaign will be followed by a moderated panel discussion.
PANELISTS: Ariela Peralta, President of the Institución Nacional de Derechos Humanos y Defensoría del Pueblo
Lilián Celiberti, feminist and coordinator of the Uruguayan organization and publication Cotidiano Mujer
Maria Noel Leoni, lawyer at CEJIL and member of the GQUAL secretariat
MODERATOR: Liliana Tojo, Director of the Southern Cone and Bolivia program, CEJIL