There are many women leaders who are promoting the social cohesion agenda in Latin America in different areas: from access to justice, good governance, territorial development and public finances. The Governance area of the European Union EUROsociAL+ Programme, which is managed by FIIAPP, wants to highlight the work of twenty women who, within the framework of the actions promoted by the programme, represent this commitment to an inclusive and resilient reconstruction.
ANITA ARACELI ZETINA
The General Secretary with the Central American Social Integration Secretariat is promoting the Central American Recovery Plan to configure more resilient, just, egalitarian and sustainable societies.
BLANCA LILIA IBARRA
The President Commissioner of the Mexican INAI is achieving better access to information and transparency in the region through an emphasis on the gender approach and the challenges posed by the COVID crisis.
PILAR GARRIDO GONZALO
The Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy has promoted a new Regional Development Law in Costa Rica that is pending approval by Congress and will combat territorial inequalities in the country.
The Director of Economy, Equality and Gender with the Ministry of Economy leads the orientation of Argentina’s economic programming with a gender perspective.
ANA LINDA SOLANO
This EUROsociAL+ expert has pushed onto the international agenda the fight against the differential impacts of corruption on women and girls in areas such as “sextortion” and the corruption that facilitates human trafficking.
DORA MARINA DOC
The former Director of Promotion and Participation for Women in Guatemala is working to meet the needs of women in border territories through the Binational Border Strategy between Mexico and Guatemala.
ANA PAULA SACCHI
The National Manager of Fiscal Citizenship with the Receita Federal do Brasil (“Brazilian Federal Revenue Service”) has promoted the creation of University Accounting and Tax Support Hubs for low-income people in Brazil and Latin America.
YOANDRA CRUZ DOVALES
The First Vice Chief of the National Tax Administration Office in Cuba is promoting the modernisation of the institution through the use of new technologies with the aim of increasing the country’s public resources.
The Regional Defender with the Northern Metropolitan Defender’s Office is working for human rights through the implementation of a Defender’s Model in Chilean police units.
The General Director of Revenue with the Uruguayan General Tax Office has promoted a Taxpayer Attention and Assistance Model to facilitate citizens’ compliance with their tax obligations.
The Coordinator with the Chilean Anticorruption Legal Advisory Centre, managed by Chile Transparente, she has managed to create a secure channel to report corruption cases and promote citizen participation.
Through the Community Justice Programme, this magistrate with the Brazilian Court of Justice and the Territories has managed to improve access to justice, especially for groups at risk of social exclusion.
MARIA DOLORES ALMEIDA
An international consultant and former Ecuadorian Vice Minister of Finance, she has accompanied Brazil, Argentina, the State of Guanajuato in Mexico and COSEFIN as they incorporate Budgets with a Gender Approach.
The Coordinator with the Group for Strengthening Justice with a Gender Approach at the Colombian Ministry of Justice is promoting a mechanism for access to justice and land for rural women in Colombia.
MARÍA DE LOS ÁNGELES PETIT
The Political Advisor with the Municipal Executive Department of Concordia (Entre Ríos-Argentina), she represents the country on the Coordination Committee of the Argentina-Brazil-Uruguay triple border to improve governance between these countries.
MARÍA LIZ SOSA
The General Director of Institutional Development and External Cooperation with the Paraguay Chamber of Senators has promoted Open Parliament agendas in Paraguay and Latin America.
CLAUDIA LÓPEZ HERNÁNDEZ
The Mayor of Bogotá, through the District Care System from the Colombian Women’s Secretariat, she has, at the territorial level, established the “Manzanas del Cuidado” (“Care Blocks”) promoting a feminist and inclusive style of urbanism.
ÁNGELA RUSSO DE CEDEÑO
The Vice President of the Panamanian Supreme Court is working through the Brasilia Rules Commission from the Ibero-American Judicial Summit to improve access to justice.
MARIELA SOLARI MORALES
The Director of the Victims and Witnesses Unit and the Gender Unit at the Uruguayan Prosecutor’s Office is promoting a comprehensive model of care for victims and witnesses in accordance with the AIAMP Santiago Guidelines.
The Director General of Budgets with the Paraguayan Ministry of Finance, she has introduced innovative tools such as Results-based Budgeting and Public Expenditure Evaluations (Spending Reviews).