Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, several electoral processes in different Latin American countries have been postponed, affecting the political-electoral rights of women. This has been the central theme of reflection in this virtual activity organised by Electoral Transparency and CAOESTE with the participation of the Association of Electoral Magistrates of the Americas (AMEA) and the area of Gender Equality policies of EUROsociAL+.
The panel of speakers and presenters was made up of:
Karla Verónica Félix Neira, adviser at the Electoral Institute of Coahuila (IEC) and member of CAOESTE
Katia Uriona Gamarra, former president of the Supreme Electoral Court of Bolivia and EU EUROsociAL+ Programme representative, who presented the Perspective of Parity Democracy and Political Violence against women in the framework of the regional action of the Observatory of Political Violence with the Association of Electoral Magistrates of the Americas (AMEA).
Doris Ruth Méndez Cubillos, magistrate of the National Electoral Council of Colombia and AMEA representative, addressed the challenges and actions needed to guarantee the political participation of women in elections in Colombia in the context of the pandemic
Myrtha Varela de Durán, Secretary General and Alternate Magistrate of the Electoral Tribunal of Panama and AMEA representative, analysed the impact of COVID-19 on the political and electoral participation of women as voters and candidates in Panama.