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Gender equality plans in Latin America and the Caribbean: Road maps for development

In Latin America and the Caribbean, various measures and concrete public policy proposals exist enshrining the will of the States in the region to overcome the obstacles that prevent women’s full integration on an equal footing into all areas of social, cultural and economic life. The gender equality plans drawn up by the countries of the region are important policy and planning instruments that, driven by the machineries for the advancement of women, reflect both the current challenges and States’ commitments in this field.
Portada Planes de igualdad de género en América Latina y el Caribe: Mapas de ruta para el desarrollo

This study by the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean presents a review and analysis of the processes of drawing up the gender equality plans now in place in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Since they were first developed in the 1990s and, more particularly, in the twenty-first century, these plans have become real road maps towards gender equality and guaranteeing the rights of women for States in the region, as well as a sign of the political will to make progress in this area. 

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  • NU. CEPAL
  • Observatorio de Igualdad de género de América Latina y el Caribe

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LC/PUB.2017/1-P