Parity is a decisive promoter of democracy,”
said Patricia Mora, president of the National Institute for Women (INAMU), who asked the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) to issue regulations on equality and alternation for the upcoming municipal elections in 2020.
Beyond a quantitative goal, parity is a determining driver of democracy in its broadest sense, since it is a commitment to generate cultural changes towards effective equality in all spaces and towards the eradication of all forms of structural exclusion of women,”
INAMU authorities believe the results of the electoral processes in which the parity principle established in the Electoral Code Amendments of 2009 has been applied reveal that, if a clear norm is not issued, effective equality between women and men in decision-making spaces cannot be fulfilled.
In the absence of a defined mechanism for the appointment of candidates for mayorships, once again we will have discouraging results for effective equality, which affects the right to participation of women in decision-making positions and in the concept of inclusive local development,”
The regulations issued by the electoral body have been fundamental to bring parity closer to spaces such as the Legislative Assembly.
After 70 years of women’s recognition of the right to vote and to be elected 40 years after the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women by the United Nations, women demand the right to be in all spaces in parity, especially in the municipalities,”
indicated in the statement.