The webinar “Women and Democracy” will be held on November 8 at 11 am (ARG). It is jointly organized by Save Democracy and the International Women's Forum Argentina
It is organized by Save Democracy and the International Women's Forum Argentina
Next Tuesday November 8 at 11 am (Argentina time) the webinar will be held< b> “Women and Democracy”, organized by Save Democracy and the International Women's Forum Argentina, in which a panel of experts from Latin America will explore the ways in which women can help in politics and in decision-making in order to transform a world that is becoming more polarized and fragmented every day.
The guest panel for this virtual conference is made up of Julio María Sanguinetti , former president of Uruguay; Roberta Lajous, Mexican diplomat, former ambassador to Spain, Bolivia and Cuba and member of the IWF Global Board; Sandra Lazo, senator of the Broad Front of Uruguay; and Graciela Römer, president of Save Democracy. The final confirmation of the participation of María Fernanda Garza, the first female president of the International Chamber of Commerce, is also expected. The talk will be presented by Silvia Fesquet, president of the International Women's Forum Argentina.
“This webinar is a joint and interactive action to analyze not only what democracy can do for women, but what women can do for democracy,” Graciela Römer tells Infobae . “This is a broad table where we will work mainly on sharing professional experiences.”
“The starting hypothesis is that democracy has done a lot to improve the participation and equality of women. However, there are still many differences and a macho culture that prevents women from reaching important positions. For example, in Argentina, where there has been a lot of progress, there are very few women in leadership positions in unions or even in ministries”, adds the president of Save Democracy.
Save Democracy is a civil, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization, made up of a group of highly specialized professionals in the study and diagnosis of democratic systems and processes, and whose objective is to collaborate with the strengthening of democracies as a way of life based on the constant economic, social and cultural improvement of the people, with particular reference to Latin America and the Caribbean.
For its part, the mission de IWF Argentina is to empower the role of women in that country and highlight learning, sharing and respecting the different ideas, beliefs and experiences of the women who make up the IWF Argentina network.