Series of talks aims to encourage women to participate in politics
The Diversity and Inclusion Program at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School is holding a series of webinars to encourage women to take part in politics, on May 12, May 19 and June 23. The meetings, part of the activities of the “Political Training for Women” course, are taking place through a partnership with the U.S. Consulate, with the support of the More Women in Politics Rio de Janeiro State Forum and Rio de Janeiro State University’s Gender Inequalities and Relations Study Center. During the webinars, specialists will discuss challenges and possibilities in this area, showing that women can play an active role in politics. The events will be livestreamed on FGV’s YouTube channel, starting at 6 pm.
The first webinar, on May 12, will look at “Political Reform, Quotas and Women’s Rights.” The speakers will be Clara Araújo, a professor at Rio de Janeiro State University and the coordinator of its Gender Inequalities and Relations Study Center; Gisela Zaremberg, a professor and researcher at the Latin American Social Sciences University (FLACSO), Mexico; Miguelina Vecchio, the general coordinator of the National Forum of Women in Political Parties and national vice president of the Democratic Labor Party; and Luciana Lóssio, the chairwoman of the Institute of Brazilian Lawyers’ Electoral Law Committee and a Superior Electoral Court justice from 2011 to 2017.
On May 19, the topic will be “Political Gender Violence in Other Countries, Main Manifestations, Laws, and What Can Be Done.” The speakers will be Mona Lena Korook, a professor and president of the Ph.D. in Women & Politics Program at Rutgers University; Laura Albaine, a professor on the Politics Course at the University of Buenos Aires; Anielle Franco, the director of the Marielle Franco Institute; and Ligia Fabris, a professor and coordinator of the Diversity and Inclusion Program at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School.
The series of webinars will end on June 23, with a discussion about “More Women in Politics.” The speakers will be Jaqueline Ward, the United States consul-general in Rio de Janeiro; Professor Sérgio Guerra, the dean of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School; and Clara Araújo, a professor at Rio de Janeiro State University and the coordinator of its Gender Inequalities and Relations Study Center. All three webinars will be moderated by Professor Ligia Fabris, the coordinator of the Diversity and Inclusion Program at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School.
The events are free of charge and open to the general public. To take part, please sign up here.