Latin American women fight for their place in party politics - Foundation Office New York
Latin American women fight for their place in party politics
Quotas and quarrels
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Women's participation in Latin American politics looks promising at first sight. Some national parliaments are currently even exceeding or approaching the 50 per cent mark. The discussion on women's quotas is present in practically all Latin American parties, even if it varies greatly. Nevertheless, Latin American women also face great challenges when it comes to equal participation in political decision-making processes. Particularly exemplary are discussions that are strongly influenced by the national legal situation with regard to quota regulations. The centre-right parties in the region are faced with the challenge of positively addressing the issue of political equality themselves, while at the same time offering a counterweight to the forces to the left of centre, which mainly pursue a strongly feminist discourse. In the following, this complexity will be explained in a spotlight on the basis of five country examples with a view to KAS partner parties in the region.
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