Symposium Gender Equality Post-Millennium in Latin America: Achievements and Challenges

Faculty Lead, Gender and Social Development

March 2, 2017

The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas invites you to a Symposium that will tackle issues related to socio-economic changes and women's empowerment, gender equality in government, gender equality in policies: violence and reproductive rights, and achievements and challenges on gender equality. The symposium was moderated by Merike Blofied, Faculty Lead, Gender and Social Development Studies at the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas,


Socio-Economic Changes and Women's Empowerment

Fernando Filgueira, Former Deputy Minister of Education, Uruguay

Women’s Economic Empowerment: Progress and Bottlenecks

Stephanie Rousseau, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú

Indigenous Women and the Multiple Challenges of Citizenship

Moderator: Tracy Devine Guzmán, University of Miami


Gender Equality in Government

Jennifer Piscopo, Occidental College and Kendall Funk, Texas A&M

Women’s Political Representation and the Pink Tide

Ana Laura Rodríguez Gustá and Mariana Caminotti, University Nacional de San Martín

Gender State Machineries under Left and Right Governments

Moderator: Barry Levitt, Florida International University


Gender Equality in Policies: Violence and Reproductive Rights

Merike Blofield and Christina Ewig, University of Miami, University of Minnesota

Reproductive Rights under Left Governments in Latin America

Caroline Beer, University of Vermont

Party Ideology and Gender Violence Legislation in Mexico

Moderator: Michael Touchton, University of Miami