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This document identifies potential target behaviors and barriers and proposes behaviorally-informed solutions to engage men in VAWG prevention in LAC. To this end, it draws on two sources: 1) a literature review of the behavioral science and VAWG literature focused on barriers, facilitators, and successful interventions; 2) qualitative semi-structured interviews with men and experts who work with men in VAWG prevention in LAC.
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This document has been drafted within the context, in 2022, of the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), which will focus on the priority theme of “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”. It provides the basis for a shared CARICOM position on the theme.
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Representatives of over 80 networks and organizations of women and feminists in all their diversity and gender identities: indigenous, Afro-descendant, rural and peasant, grassroots, migrant and refugee women, sex workers , women in prostitution, disables , women living with HIV, trans-gender, non-binaries and gender non-conforming, senior adults and widows, from Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in this virtual meeting, attending the special regional consultation session prior to the sixty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women - CSW 66; we suffer the same discriminations and the vulnerability of our rights, as well as the same concerns, that our organizations consider that need to be faced and eliminated in order to achieve the gender equality and empowerment of women and girls without further delays.
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Declaration Adopted by Ministers And High-level Authorities of The National Machineries for the Advancement of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean for the Sixty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)
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The strategic guide: "Political empowerment of women: framework for strategic action in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014-2017)", provides a framework for action identified in five strategic objectives, to move towards parity democracy and empowerment of women. These are: promoting parity democracy through affirmative action; the integration of a gender perspective in policies, actions and institutions; strengthening women's leadership through training and the creation of women's networks; encouraging substantive equality in political parties; and elimination of discrimination and gender stereotypes in all areas.