Gender Policy Forum 2022-23

SESSION 1: Women’s Role in the Care System

November 4th, 2022 – 2 pm to 3.30 pm (ET)

This panel will analyze the role of women in the care system as one of the main obstacles to women’s full participation in the labor market. The discussion will focus on the unpaid domestic work and care work and it will rise innovative design of care systems that promote the modification of the traditional sexual division of labor, enshrining the right to care and the right to be cared in conditions of quality and equality.


·       Claudia Valeggia, Chair of the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, Yale University


  • Viviana Piñeiro: Towards the construction of comprehensive care systems in Latin America and the Caribbean

Policy makers:

  • Maria Noel Vaeza, Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean

SESSION 2: Women’s Leadership and Political Participation

December 2nd 2022 – 2 pm to 3.30 pm (ET). Hybrid as part of Latin American Interdisciplinary Gender Network 3rd Annual Conference at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

This discussion will consider the greater need to tackle social norms and stereotypes about women in public life, to end violence against women in politics, and to promote women leaders within political institutions. It will discuss the extent to which existing policies, practices, and paradigms in Latin America are and are not well-suited to prevent reversals in women’s political rights and it will focus on promoting gender-responsive measures for women’s participation in politics.


  • Mariana Iglesias, Chief Editor of Gender, Clarín Newspaper


  • Juliana Restrepo Sanín, Estrategias para combatir la violencia contra las mujeres en la vida política. ¿En qué va América Latina?

·       Virgina García Beaudoux: Escenarios desiguales para los liderazgos y la participación política de las mujeres

Policy maker:

·      Belen Sanz Luque, UN Women Mexico

·   Ligia Fabris, Co-Founder of the Rio de Janeiro State Forum for More Women in Politics

SESSION 3: Sustainable Development

March 3rd 2023 – 2 pm to 3.30 pm (ET)

This discussion will feature the work of two graduate students who explore the challenges and opportunities of achieving gender equality through sustainable development. It will focus on territory, society and gender, and how these three variables engaged and work together towards equality.


·       Amneris Chaparro, Rice Fellow, Yale MacMillan Center and Center for Research and Gender Studies, National Autonomous University of Mexico


·       Margarita Velázquez Gutiérrez and Paulina Uribe Morfín: “Desafíos de la política pública: territorio, sociedad y género”

Policy maker:

·       Luciana Coen, SAP - Reputation, Integrated Communications, and Corporate and Social Responsibility Director; ESG Committee Coordinator

SESSION 4: Ending Violence Against Women

May 5th 2023 – 2pm to 3.30 pm (ET)

Violence negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. Panelists will consider a new type of violence: online gender-based violence and will focus on the challenges in conceptualization and measurement. It will also consider ways to prevent and eliminate online harassment and violence.


•    Tamara Martínez, Coordinator for Equality of Gender, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)


•    Judith Mariscal Avilés and Silvana Leiva: Online Gender-Based violence in Latin America: Challenges in Conceptualization and Measurement

Policy makers:

•    Silke Mayra Arndt, Public Defender, City of Buenos Aires

•    Anielle Franco, Founder, Marielle Franco Institute