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Tuesday 13 July 2010

Opening ceremony of the eleventh session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Video "Welcome to the eleventh session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Remarks by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC (Video)

Remarks by Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (Video)

Remarks by Nilcéa Freire, Minister of the Secretariat on Policies for Women of Brazil

Remarks by Celso Amorim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil (Video)

Cultural event: Presentation by Virgínia Rodrigues

Presentation of the ECLAC position paper: "What kind of State? What kind of equality?" by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Commission (Video)

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile (Video)

Reading of document prepared by civil society

High-level panel: "What kind of State? What kind of equality?"

  • Rocío Villanueva, Director of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights of the Catholic University of Peru
  • Delfina Mux Caná, Consultant for UNDP and UNICEF, Guatemala (Speech) (Presentation)
  • Carlos Gaviria, Former President of the Constitutional Court of Colombia
  • Virginia Vargas, founding member of "Flora Tristán" Women's Centre, Peru

Statements by the countries

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Panel 1: Employment, family responsibilities and sociocultural obstacles to gender equality in the economy

  • Isolda Espinosa, ECLAC consultant, Nicaragua (Speech)
  • Helena Hirata, Research Director, National Centre for Scientific Research, France (Speech) (Full speech)
  • Carmen Beramendi, Teacher of the Gender and Culture Programme, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Uruguay (Speech) (Presentation)
  • Barbara Bailey, Director of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies of the University of the West Indies, Barbados (Speech)

Statements by the countries

Panel 2: Development policies and women's time

  • María-Ángeles Durán, Research Professor at the Institute for Economics, Geography and Demography of the Centre for Human and Social Sciences, Spain
  • Juan Carlos Feres, Chief of the Social Statistics Unit in the Statistics and Economic Projections Division, ECLAC (Presentation)
  • Blanca Munster, Researcher, Centre for World Economy Studies (CIEM) of Cuba (Speech) (Presentation)
  • Flavia Marco, independent consultant, Plurinational State of Bolivia (Speech) (Presentation)
  • Antonella Picchio, Professor, Department of Political Economy of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (Presentation)

Statements by the countries

Panel 3: Women's economic empowerment: access to technologies and to productive and financial assets

  • Carmen Diana Deere, Professor of Food and Resource Economics and Latin American Studies, University of Florida (Abstract Speech) (Speech) (Presentation)
  • Magdalena León, Full Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, National University, Colombia (Abstract Speech) (Speech) (Presentation)
  • Tarcila Rivera Zea, Coordinator for the South Region, Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas, Peru
  • Ana Flavia Machado, Professor of the Postgraduate Economics programme, Centre for Regional Development and Planning (CEDEPLAR), Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (Presentation)
  • María Ángeles Sallé, President of Fundación Directa, Spain (Presentation)

Statements by the countries

Panel 4: With the crisis over, what's next?

  • Maria da Conceição Tavares, Professor of the State University at Campinas and Professor emeritus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Verónica Serafini, General Coordinator of the Social Economy Unit of the Ministry of Finance of Paraguay (Presentation)
  • Corina Rodríguez Enríquez, Researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre for Public Policy Research (CIEPP), Argentina (Speech) (Presentation)
  • Lucía Pérez Fragoso, Coordinator for public budgets, Gender Equity: Citizenship, Work and Family, Mexico (Speech) (Presentation)

Statements by the countries

Thursday 15 July 2010

Panel 5: Women's economic empowerment: the most vulnerable groups

  • Andrea Butto, Special Adviser to the Gender, Race and Ethnic Quality Programme of the Ministry of Agricultural Development of Brazil (Presentation)
  • Jeanette Sánchez Zurita, Minister for the Coordination of Social Development of Ecuador (Presentation)
  • Silvia Lara, Executive Director of the Association of Businesses for Development (AED), Costa Rica (Presentation)
  • Rania Antonopoulos, Director of the Gender Equality and the Economy programme at the Levy Institute, United States (Speech) (Presentation)

Statements by the countries

Ad hoc meeting on Haiti and Chile: (re)building equality

  • Sergia Galván, Executive Director of the Women and Health Collective, Dominican Republic
  • Lise Marie Dejean, National Coordinator of Solidarity with Haitian Women (SOFA), Haiti
  • Susana Malcorra, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support of the United Nations, New York (Speech)
  • Belén Sapag, Primera Secretaria, Misión de Chile ante las Naciones Unidas, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile (Presentation)

Statements by the countries

Ad hoc meeting on the role of machineries for the advance of women in economic policy

  • Julia Evelyn Martínez, Executive Director of the Salvadoran Institute for the Development of Women (ISDEMU), El Salvador
  • Isabel Martínez, Secretary-General for Equality Policies, Ministry of Equality of Spain
  • Nilcéa Freire, Minister of the Secretariat on Policies for Women of Brazil
  • María del Rocío García Gaytán, President, National Women's Institute of Mexico
  • Marlene Malahoo Forte, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Jamaica
  • Charms Gaspard, Director, Division of Gender Relations, Ministry of Health, Wellness, Family Affairs, National Mobilization, Human Services and Gender Relations, Saint Lucia's
  • Maureen Clarke, Executive President, National Women's Institute (INAMU) of Costa Rica

Friday 16 July 2010

Plenary meeting. Consideration and adoption of the Brasilia Consensus