Event discusses women’s participation in politics
On November 22, the FGV´s Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Diversity Program, in partnership with the Consulate General of the United States and Rio de Janeiro State University’s Gender Inequalities and Relations Study Center, will hold an international seminar called “More Women in Politics.” The meeting will take place in the Presidential Auditorium on the 12th floor of FGV’s main building (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro), from 9 am to 1 pm. One of the speakers will be international guest Cathy Allen, of the National Women’s Political Caucus in the United States.
The aim of the meeting is to debate the importance of getting more women to participate in politics, obstacles to this and how to promote it. In addition to Allen, the event will feature professors Clara Araújo (Rio de Janeiro State University), Ligia Fabris (FGV´s Rio de Janeiro Law School) and Silvana Batini (FGV´s Rio de Janeiro Law School and Regional Electoral Prosecutors’ Office), as well as representatives of NGOs such as CEPIA and the Alziras Institute, Public Defender’s Office officials, lawyers and politicians.
In 2000, Cathy Allen founded the Center for Women and Democracy. She is the president of The Connections Group in Seattle and a political commentator for TV networks PBS, NBC and CNN. Over the course of several decades, she has helped recruit, train and elect women in 49 countries across the world, from Africa to the South Pacific, from Alaska to Boston, from Morocco to Kuwait.
The event will have a simultaneous interpretation service and it will be free to attend. For more information and to sign up, click here.