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South American and Caribbean Ambassadors Jointly Organise a Discussion on Women´s Rights in Latin-America

April 08th, 2014
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News from Berlin - March 8th sees the entire world celebrate International Women’s Day. In this light, a group of Ambassadors from South America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) has decided to organize a debate on the situation of women´s rights in South America.

GRULAC, which is directly linked to the Unión Interpalamentaria (UIP, Interpaliamentary Union), was founded in order to defend the interests of Latin America and to promote new alliances among the countries of this region. Now GRULAC has a worldwide importance but in the 1960s, in its first years, it only counted on few member states. In the 70s, GRULAC progressed steadily despite the ongoing Cold War, when the organization of the conferences of the UIP was complicated. In the 1980s, Thailand, Australia, USA and Canada started to be part of GRULAC.

This debate, which will be introduced by the Ambassador of Uruguay in Berlin Hon. Alberto Guani, has been promoted in collaboration with the Iberoamerikanisches Institut. The speakers of the panel discussion will be the Ambassador of El Salvador, Hon. Anita Cristina Escher Echevarría; the Ambassador of Brazil, Hon. Maria Luiza Ribeiro; the Ambassador of Bolivia, Hon. Elizabeth Salguero Carrillo; the Ambassador of Mexico, Hon. Patricia Cantellano, and the Ambassador of Jamaica, Hon. Margaret Ann Louise Jobson. The host will be Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig, from the Freie Universität Berlin.

The event will be held in Spanish and is taking place at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut in Berlin, at the Simon-Bolivar Saal in April, the 18th.

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