Why women’s leadership?

Women have the right to participate fully and exercise their leadership in all spheres of life, including the economic, social, political, technological and cultural spheres. Greater diversity in decision-making and leadership has also been shown to positively impact productivity, innovation, legitimacy and responsiveness.

The 2030 Agenda has created opportunities for the effective empowerment of girls and women, however there are many objectives that still need to be met. Women’s full participation in decision-making is a prerequisite for overcoming inequalities and finding more equal and inclusive responses.

Women's Participation Data ECLAC, IMF


Inter-American Award for Good Practices in Women’s Leadership

This call seeks to recognize, highlight and amplify public policies as well as initiatives from the private sector and civil society that promote an increase in the number of women in leadership positions and/or strengthen their empowerment and advocacy capacity in decision-making. The ultimate aim is to contribute to closing gaps and inequalities from a rights perspective, valuing the ability to innovate, generate significant impacts, combine synergies, strategic alliances and, above all, consider leadership from a comprehensive, rights-based intersectional perspective, so that no woman is left behind.

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Pronunciamiento frente a la crisis del COVID-19

Women are fighting the pandemic on the front lines: They are the majority of doctors, nurses, and care workers as well as among cleaners in public and private sectors, at home through the care of children, the elderly, and the sick. Women are also leading critical efforts as part of regional and local response; private and social initiatives.

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Featured Events

Con este evento, el Task Force busca promover que tanto las administraciones públicas como las empresas privadas se comprometan con medidas concretas dirigidas a incrementar el número de mujeres que participan en los puestos directivos del sector público y privado.

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La Cumbre, titulada “Her Power: Women's Voices, Global Impact”, reunió a más de 250 representantes del gobierno, la comunidad diplomática, el sector privado, grupos de expertas y ONGs, junto con la academia y los medios de comunicación.

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Diálogo con Misiones Permanentes ante la OEA

Washington DC., 1 de octubre de 2019

Fue una oportunidad para dialogar sobre cómo los Estados Miembros pueden participar activamente en las iniciativas que están impulsando las instituciones que integran el Task Force y, asimismo, explorar las buenas prácticas de los países que pueden servir como ...

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Inter-American Commission of Women
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Women
Development Bank of Latin America
Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL)
Comité Latinoamericano y del Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer (CLADEM)
Ibero-American General Secretariat
IDEA International