We are witnessing permanent attacks on democracy in several Latin American countries, with direct impacts on women’s human rights. This context intensified with the health and social crisis at Covid-19. On the other hand, we have very positive examples of mobilization of civil society organizations, with a strong presence of women’s movements, in search of new forms of resistance and advancement.

Despite the geographic, cultural and economic differences between the countries in the region, we have many elements that unite us and a lot to share. Our capacity for resistance is more effective if we do it together, respecting our specificities and contexts, but moving towards building bridges and dialogues.

From this certainty came the idea of ​​the Latin American Dialogues for Democracy and Women’s Human Rights meeting, held by CEPIA, in partnership with the international network Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP).

The meeting held on December 6th included representatives of organizations from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, as well as Brazil. From the presentations of each of the participants, a brief overview of the main challenges and opportunities identified in the region in relation to the human rights of women was assembled.