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Eleventh session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

13 July 2010|Event

The Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean is a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which is convened on a regular basis, at least every three years, to identify women's needs at the regional and subregional levels, undertake periodic assessments of the activities carried out in order to fulfil the regional and international plans and agreements on the subject, serve as a forum for debates on relevant issues and present recommendations.

What kind of State? What kind of equality? is the theme of the eleventh session of the Regional Conference. ECLAC will present a position document examining the achievements made in gender equality and the challenges still facing the Governments of the region in this regard, in light of the interplay between the State, the market and families -the three social institutions built up over time through policies, institutions, legislation, usage and custom, that together establish the conditions in which social and gender hierarchies are changed or perpetuated. What kind of State? What kind of equality? are the questions the document asks and attempts to answer from the perspective of women's human rights -the parameter set by the community of nations for driving and measuring progress towards gender equality