Buenos Aires, November 7 (Prensa Latina) The XV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean will begin today in Argentina with a parliamentary forum that will analyze experiences in building regulatory frameworks for the implementation of gender policies.
In addition, the development of an agenda to guarantee the right to comprehensive care systems and the implementation of social co-responsibility measures and the recognition of paid domestic work among other tasks will be discussed.
The event also aims to create visible legislative initiatives to promote equity and sustainable development.
Likewise, it intends to promote dialogue and the creation of a program for the progress of reforms that guarantee the autonomy and full exercise of women’s rights in Latin America.
The XV conference will be officially inaugurated tomorrow with the presence of Argentine President Alberto Fernández and intervention by the digital platform of Chilean Gabriel Borík.
The meeting is convened by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations (UN) Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
ECLAC Executive Secretary, Jose Manuel Salazar-Zirinach; Argentine Minister of the Region, Aylen Mazina; his Chilean counterpart Antonia Orellana; and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohd and others.
The event will be attended by representatives of governments, organizations, academia and members of civil society, especially feminist movements.
Its main theme is The Care Society: Horizon for a Sustainable Recovery with Equality, and at least 31 parallel activities are planned.
On Thursday 10, the document Financing of Care Systems and Policies and Breaking the Statistical Silence will be presented.
In addition, a high level debate, two thematic panels and a round table on co-responsibility of care are scheduled.