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In the words of Lilian Soto: “The presence of diverse women in politics generates different kinds of public policies”

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lilian Soto is a Project Coordinator at the Centro de Documentación y Estudios (CDE) in Paraguay, a non-governmental organization supported by UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, working to promote human rights and social transformation. Ms. Soto was also councilwoman for Asuncion – the capital of Paraguay - from 1991 to 2000, and continues to participate in politics in the socialist, feminist and environmentalist political movement “Kuña Pyrenda”, which means “place where women put their feet” in the local language. She and her organization were behind the law on democratic parity pending before the Chamber of Deputies.

Paraguay passes new law to end violence against women, including femicide

Monday, March 5, 2018

Gloria Zapattini never gets tired of speaking out to end violence against women. A survivor of violence herself and member of a women’s group in Paraguay, “Yo te creo” (I believe you), she participated in the consultations for drafting the new national law that protects women from all forms of violence (Act 5777). With this new law, Paraguay becomes the 18th country in Latin America and the Caribbean region to criminalize...

In Paraguay, a visual tribute to the CEDAW Committee

Monday, December 9, 2013

To coincide with Human Rights Day (10 December), the debut screening of a documentary on CEDAW is part of a series of joint activities of UN Women, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Centro de Documentación y Estudios (Centre for Documentation and Research), in Paraguay.

Domestic workers in the Southern Cone push for rights with ILO Convention on their side

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Uruguay was the first country to ratify International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic workers’ rights, adopted two years back on 16 June 2011, in Geneva. A Uruguayan union leader looks back on that achievement, its impact and what remains to be done.

Breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls: UN report calls for urgent action

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A new study launched today during the XII Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, reveals that indigenous girls have a greater risk of experiencing violence due to the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face.

Aty Cuña: Indigenous women’s assemblies tackling cases of violence and rights violations

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On the Brazil-Paraguay border, women leaders of the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowa and Ayoreo communities are organizing themselves to protect their rights and their dynamic women’s assemblies are preventing and documenting violence against women cases. A third gathering will be held 6 March in Sombrerito, Paraguay.

Better Working Conditions for Domestic Workers in Paraguay

Thursday, December 15, 2011

In Paraguay (paid) domestic work represents the main source of employment for thousands of women who live in poverty, a situation that affects 34 percent of the population.

Women, Health, and Development

Monday, December 12, 2011

Speech by Michelle Bachelet Executive Director of UN Women, at the “Women, Health and Development conference in Asunción, Paraguay, 12 December 2011.

Police and Judges against Gender Violence in the Southern Cone

Monday, August 1, 2011

UN Women and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a study in July 2011 that assessed the mechanisms currently in place to respond to gender-based violence in the Southern Cone. The study stresses that violence against women, especially within families and between partners, continues to persist. It also looks at the steps taken by governments to combat the issue through legal and judicial measures, as well as through the work of security forces.

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