Gender

About us

The Gender Technical Group was created during the X Presidential Summit, held in the city of Paracas, Peru in 2015, with the aim of including the gender perspective as a cross-cutting element within the work of the Pacific Alliance.

Among its mandates we find:

  1. Promote the incorporation of the gender perspective in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance;

  2. Implement and develop positive actions such as programs that seek to incorporate women leaders in the export process;

  3. Develop virtual platforms that foster a dialogue on gender and trade between member countries.

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WHAT IS THE TRANSVERSALIZATION OF THE GENDER PERSPECTIVE?

According to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, mainstreaming the gender perspective is understood as “the process of assessing the implications for men and women of any action that is planned, whether it be legislation, policies or programs, in all areas and at all levels. It is a strategy to ensure that the concerns and experiences of women, as well as those of men, are an integral part in the elaboration, implementation, control and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic spheres and social, so that women and men can benefit from them equally and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal of integration is to achieve gender equality”.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) reinforces the importance of applying the gender approach and notes that “it is not simply to add a “female component” or a “gender equality component” to an existing activity. It is also more than increasing the participation of women. It means incorporating the experience, knowledge and interests of women and men to carry out the development program”.

Initiatives

  • PA Women Entrepreneurs Community

    The PA Women Entrepreneurs Community has been created with the objective of promoting the economic empowerment of women in the countries that make up the Pacific Alliance. This virtual space will allow women entrepreneurs to connect directly and explore business opportunities, exchange relevant information to strengthen their business and leadership skills, as well as get first-hand information about online events and courses within the framework of the PA.

    This Community will be supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and will allow the connection with its ConnectAmericas platform, which was created in response to the demand of small and medium-sized companies in the Latin American and Caribbean countries to help expand to the international markets.

    For more information, see here

  • (ii) Diagnostic tool for gender mainstreaming

    The Gender Technical Group has led since 2020 the implementation of a self-assessment instrument, which allows, through different indicators, to monitor the effective application of the gender approach in the guidelines, work plans and activities carried out by the PA Technical Groups.

    This instrument includes questions aimed at knowing the level of progress regarding the promotion of the equal participation of women in the activities organized by the Technical Groups, the identification of the needs of women and the possible differentiated impact that their responses to the mandates would have on them, development of activities, among others.

    The self-assessment is applied annually, and the aggregated data is presented to the High Level Group to identify proposals for improvement.

Mandates

  • The Lima Declaration (2019)

    • Encourage the incorporation and monitoring of the gender approach in all technical groups of the Pacific Alliance, as well as in its programs and activities, with special emphasis on the structural barriers faced by women entrepreneurs for gender reasons.
    • Create a training program for women entrepreneurs, enriching their skills and abilities to continue incorporating them into commerce and empowering them economically.
  • The Puerto Vallarta Declaration (2018)

    XIII Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, on July 24, 2018

    • We declare our commitment to intensify efforts to incorporate the gender perspective in a transversal way in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance, recognizing the important role of women, including women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs, in trade, economic growth and development sustainable and inclusive of our countries.

  • The Cali Declaration (2017)

    XII Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, on June 30, 2017

    • We declare our willingness to intensify efforts to incorporate the gender perspective in a transversal way in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance, recognizing the important role of women, including women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs, in the growth and development of our countries, as well as for the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • The Puerto Varas Declaration (2016)

    XI Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Puerto Varas, Chile, on July 1, 2016

    • Promote the incorporation of the gender perspective in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance.

    • Implement and develop positive actions as programs that seek to incorporate women leaders in the export process.

    • Develop virtual platforms that foster a dialogue on gender and trade between member countries.

  • The Paracas Declaration (2015)

    X Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Paracas, Peru, on July 3, 2015

    • Commitment to include the gender perspective as a cross-cutting element within the work of the Pacific Alliance and, to this end, to establish a Working Group responsible for developing a strategy that incorporates it into the programs of the mechanism and instructing it to present the Progress of your work at the next High Level Group meeting.

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About us

About us

The Gender Technical Group was created during the X Presidential Summit, held in the city of Paracas, Peru in 2015, with the aim of including the gender perspective as a cross-cutting element within the work of the Pacific Alliance.

Among its mandates we find:

  1. Promote the incorporation of the gender perspective in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance;

  2. Implement and develop positive actions such as programs that seek to incorporate women leaders in the export process;

  3. Develop virtual platforms that foster a dialogue on gender and trade between member countries.

See more

WHAT IS THE TRANSVERSALIZATION OF THE GENDER PERSPECTIVE?

According to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, mainstreaming the gender perspective is understood as “the process of assessing the implications for men and women of any action that is planned, whether it be legislation, policies or programs, in all areas and at all levels. It is a strategy to ensure that the concerns and experiences of women, as well as those of men, are an integral part in the elaboration, implementation, control and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic spheres and social, so that women and men can benefit from them equally and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal of integration is to achieve gender equality”.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) reinforces the importance of applying the gender approach and notes that “it is not simply to add a “female component” or a “gender equality component” to an existing activity. It is also more than increasing the participation of women. It means incorporating the experience, knowledge and interests of women and men to carry out the development program”.

Initiatives

Initiatives

  • PA Women Entrepreneurs Community

    The PA Women Entrepreneurs Community has been created with the objective of promoting the economic empowerment of women in the countries that make up the Pacific Alliance. This virtual space will allow women entrepreneurs to connect directly and explore business opportunities, exchange relevant information to strengthen their business and leadership skills, as well as get first-hand information about online events and courses within the framework of the PA.

    This Community will be supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and will allow the connection with its ConnectAmericas platform, which was created in response to the demand of small and medium-sized companies in the Latin American and Caribbean countries to help expand to the international markets.

    For more information, see here

  • (ii) Diagnostic tool for gender mainstreaming

    The Gender Technical Group has led since 2020 the implementation of a self-assessment instrument, which allows, through different indicators, to monitor the effective application of the gender approach in the guidelines, work plans and activities carried out by the PA Technical Groups.

    This instrument includes questions aimed at knowing the level of progress regarding the promotion of the equal participation of women in the activities organized by the Technical Groups, the identification of the needs of women and the possible differentiated impact that their responses to the mandates would have on them, development of activities, among others.

    The self-assessment is applied annually, and the aggregated data is presented to the High Level Group to identify proposals for improvement.

Mandates

Mandates

  • The Lima Declaration (2019)

    • Encourage the incorporation and monitoring of the gender approach in all technical groups of the Pacific Alliance, as well as in its programs and activities, with special emphasis on the structural barriers faced by women entrepreneurs for gender reasons.
    • Create a training program for women entrepreneurs, enriching their skills and abilities to continue incorporating them into commerce and empowering them economically.
  • The Puerto Vallarta Declaration (2018)

    XIII Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, on July 24, 2018

    • We declare our commitment to intensify efforts to incorporate the gender perspective in a transversal way in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance, recognizing the important role of women, including women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs, in trade, economic growth and development sustainable and inclusive of our countries.

  • The Cali Declaration (2017)

    XII Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, on June 30, 2017

    • We declare our willingness to intensify efforts to incorporate the gender perspective in a transversal way in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance, recognizing the important role of women, including women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs, in the growth and development of our countries, as well as for the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • The Puerto Varas Declaration (2016)

    XI Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Puerto Varas, Chile, on July 1, 2016

    • Promote the incorporation of the gender perspective in the programs and activities of the Pacific Alliance.

    • Implement and develop positive actions as programs that seek to incorporate women leaders in the export process.

    • Develop virtual platforms that foster a dialogue on gender and trade between member countries.

  • The Paracas Declaration (2015)

    X Summit of the Pacific Alliance, held in Paracas, Peru, on July 3, 2015

    • Commitment to include the gender perspective as a cross-cutting element within the work of the Pacific Alliance and, to this end, to establish a Working Group responsible for developing a strategy that incorporates it into the programs of the mechanism and instructing it to present the Progress of your work at the next High Level Group meeting.

Documents

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