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How to Involve More Women in Politics: Michelle Bachelet, Epsy Campbell Barr, María Eugenia Vidal

The UN high commissioner for human rights, the Costa Rican VP, and the ex-governor of Buenos Aires province shared their personal and professional perspectives.

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Overview

Latin America has made significant progress in growing women’s participation in politics. Women now hold a third of seats in the region’s national legislatures and about half in Mexico, Bolivia, and Costa Rica. With the pandemic threatening to derail progress, we speak with former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Vice President of Costa Rica Epsy Campbell Barr, and former Governor of Buenos Aires Province María Eugenia Vidal about how to attract new leadership in years to come.

Speakers:

  • Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights @mbachelet
  • Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice President of Costa Rica @epsycampbell
  • María Eugenia Vidal, former governor of Buenos Aires province @mariuvidal
  • Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly @BrazilBrian (moderator)

Note: This event will be presented in Spanish.

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Speakers

Michelle Bachelet
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Former President of Chile

H.E. Michelle Bachelet is the United Nations high commissioner for Human Rights. Bachelet, the first female president of Chile, served for two terms, between 2006 and 2010, as well as from 2014 to 2018. During her presidential tenures, she achieved education and tax reforms and...

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Epsy Campbell Barr
Vice President, Costa Rica

H.E. Epsy Campbell Barr is the vice president of Costa Rica, the first Afro-descendant woman to hold this position in the Americas. In her role as vice president, Campbell heads the Northern Zone Development Program, which promotes human development in the Huetar Norte region of...

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María Eugenia Vidal
Former Governor of Buenos Aires, Argentina

María Eugenia Vidal was the first female governor of Buenos Aires province, a position she held from October 2015 to December 2019. Previously, she held various roles in the Buenos Aires city government, including as deputy mayor during then-mayor Mauricio Macri’s second term and...

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