Consensus pour l'éducation des femmes d'Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes
Les membres du gouvernement ayant participé au XI colloque régional sur les femmes en d'Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes (XI Regional Conference on Women from Latin America and the Caribbean), qui a eu lieu du 13 au 16 juillet à Brasilia (Brésil), se sont engagés à mettre en oeuvre des politiques et des programmes en faveur de l'éducation tout au long de la vie pour les femmes.
Grâce à des organisations féministes et, notamment, au Red de educación popular entre mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe, REPEM (Réseau d'éducation populaire entre femmes d'Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes) ainsi qu'au Conseil International d'éducation des adultes (ICAE), le consensus de Brasilia contient des actions (élaboration de politiques, de plans et de mécanismes) renforcant l'accès à l'éducation des femmes et des filles, afin d'assurer qu'elles accèdent à un meilleur statut socio-économique; d'encourager leur participation citoyenne; d'assurer leur accès aux TIC; ainsi que de promouvoir leurs droits en matière de santé et de sexualité reproductive.
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Consensus: Governments from Latin America and the Caribbean commit to education of young and adult women
Women's Ministers and representatives of gender bodies from Latin America and the Caribbean met in Brasilia, between July 13-16 with the purpose of moving forward with CEPAL's proposal: What kind of state? What kind of equality?
After several days of negotiation and intense advocacy work by feminist organizations, particularly REPEM and GEO/ICAE, the governments attending the XI Regional Conference on Women from Latin America and the Caribbean, held from July 13-16, in Brasilia, committed to the implementation of policies and programmes for women's education and lifelong learning.
The delegation of REPEM and GEO/ICAE worked very closely with governments, particularly with the government of Brasil, conference host, with Mexico, rapporteur of the conference and Uruguay, providing language on women's education that was finally included in the Brasilia Consensus.
The Brasilia Consensus establishes:
1. To conquer higher economic autonomy and equality in the labor sphere:
b) Establish a legislation aimed at the the accreditation of non-formal studies and programmes that qualify adult women for productivity and work.
2. To strengthen women's citizenship
· s) Elaborate and apply policies and plans for lifelong learning and education, with enough resources and measurable goals, particularly addressing young and adult women, so as to reinforce the full exercise of their citizenship.
5. To enable women's access to the new technologies and promote democratic, non discriminatory and egalitarian mass media.
· a) Promote actions to stimulate women's access to communications and the new information technologies such as education and training on the use of those techonoogies for the creation of networks, the promotion and exchange of information, education activities, and specialized work in economic activities.
· b) Formulate policies oriented to eliminate sexist and discriminatory content in mass media and train communication professionals along this line, providing value to the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and generation;
· c) Build mechanisms to monitor the content transmitted by social mass media, as well as in regulation internet spaces, ensuring the active and permanent participation of society so as to eliminate sexist and discriminatory content.
· E) Promote women's access to science, technology and innovation, encouraging and raising the interest of girls and young people in these scientific and techonological areas.
6. To promote integral health and sexual and reproductive rights of women
· d) guarantee the access to sexual education implementing integral education programmes with gender and cultural belonging perspective.
From this moment, the challenge of national governments is the implementation of the commitments made. The feminist and women's organizations will have the role to monitor and follow-up on them, at national level, so as to ensure the effective achievement of these commitments.
REPEM / GEO ICAE
For more information contact:
REPEM: firstname.lastname@example.org www.repem.org.uy
ICAE: email@example.com www.icae.org.uy
At the XI Regional Conference on Women:
Countries from Latin America and the Caribbean approved actions to conquer women's autonomy and equality
They also approved the creation of UN Women and the reconstruction efforts in Haiti and Chile after the natural disasters.