FIIAPP's cooperation programs showcase its work in the fight against gender-based violence
“For our rights and against all violence”, under this slogan, FIIAPP and UNFPA Paraguay are proposing two working days in Asunción on November 22 and 23 with the aim of initiating a process of discussion and reflection between indigenous women and State entities to contribute to the design of proposals for the institutional approach to gender-based violence against indigenous women, placing them at the center of the action and with a focus oriented to the cultural diversity of the region.
The first day will be attended by four Paraguayan and two Latin American indigenous women leaders who will discuss the challenges and experiences in the community and institutional response to situations of gender-based violence. This conference is aimed at indigenous women from different regions of the country, technical staff and authorities of the different institutions involved in the elaboration of public policies.
The second day will be dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the instruments available to Paraguay to address gender-based violence against indigenous women and the support of international standards, as well as the fundamental elements of a policy to address violence against indigenous women. The workshop will be facilitated by a national expert and an international expert, and is aimed at technical public servants and managers of public institutions and inter-institutional entities with competencies in attention and prevention of gender-based violence.
This proposal has the support in the conceptualization, methodological design and systematization of Tina Alvarenga, a recognized Paraguayan indigenous technician in the field of human rights, under the coordination of UNFPA Paraguay and the European Union cooperation program with Paraguay “Support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” of the FIIAPP.
On the other hand, COPOLAD, a European program that accompanies Latin American and Caribbean countries in the improvement of their drug policies, has planned two workshops in the framework of 25N:
November 24: Meeting on social networks. Twitter Live: How can drug policies reduce violence against women? With Aura Roig, head of the Metzineres cooperative (Barcelona).
November 25: Webinar on violence and drug policies in the framework of the Working Group on Rights of the COPOLAD Program with the presentation of good practices by European, Latin American and Caribbean countries. Only for Latin American, Caribbean and European institutions participating in the program.