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Taking Stock of Gender Equality in Colombia: Data and Reflections

16 September 2021 | Online

This event as held on Zoom on 16 September.

You can watch a recording of the event in English here and in Spanish here.

Join us for a conversation about gender equality in Colombia regarding economic, social, and political rights and peace-building, conflict and justice. To begin, data published in the report Taking Stock of Gender Equality in Colombia: An Overview will be presented, followed by a more in-depth discussion with invited commentators.

Please note this event will be in Spanish with translation into English.

Speakers:

Chair: Angelika Rettberg (@rettberg_a) is a professor in the Political Science Department at Universidad de los Andes, a Co-Director on the Transformation and Empowerment stream of the Gender, Justice and Security Hub, and a Co-Investigator on the Political Economy of Reconciliation Hub project.

Opening: Kirsten Ainley (@kirstenainley) is Associate Professor of International Relations and the Deputy Principal Investigator of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Her research focuses on international policy and practice in military, legal and development-focused interventions, and the impacts of these interventions.  

María del Pilar López-Uribe (@marialopezuribe) is an economist and historian, with a PhD in Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes and a Co-Investigator on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub.

Paula Neira (@paulaneira96) Is an undergraduate student of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes and works as an undergraduate research assistant.

Luisa Salazar Escalante (@LuisaSalazarE) is a Human Rights lawyer from Universidad del Rosario. She holds a Master of Science in Social Policy (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the Regional Coordinator of the Gender, Justice and Security Hub based in the Universidad de los Andes.

María Gabriela Vargas (@magabrielavar) is a political scientist with a minor in Sociology and Development Studies. She is the Regional Administrator of the Gender, Justice and Security Hub based in the Universidad de los Andes.

Camilo Sánchez León (@NCamiloSanchezL) is director of research in Transitional Justice and associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Colombia in Bogotá. He holds a law degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international law from Harvard University. He is a Co-Director on the Livelihood, Land and Rights Stream on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub.

Aaron Acosta (@AaronAlfredoA) is a lawyer from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and specialises in human rights with an international and comparative perspective. He is currently a researcher at DeJusticia.

Commentators:

Génica Mazzoldi Díaz (@equidad_mujer) is an advisor at the Presidential Advisor’s Office for Women’s Equity. She is a psychologist with training in gender and more than 20 years of experience in areas related to peace processes, armed conflict and differentiated impact, women’s rights and rural development, gender-based violence, leadership and guarantees of participation.

María Fernanda Cortés (@MafeCortesG) is Director of the Public Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the National Planning Department (DNP). She is an economist from the National University of Colombia, with a Master’s degree in Econometric Sciences from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in financial econometrics. In her professional career she has worked as an expert in design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of public policies in different public and private entities in Colombia, such as DNP, the Comptroller General of the Republic and the World Bank, among others.

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