Strengthening the Participation of Women's Organizations in the Summits Process

The Summits Secretariat, with the support of Canada, is implementing a project aimed at increasing and improving the participation of women's organizations in the Summits of the Americas Process, particularly in the preparation and follow-up to the IX Summit. This project seeks to enrich the preparation of the hemispheric agenda by taking into account the diversity of concerns, priorities and interests of women of the Americas, as well as contributing to improve the participation of women's organizations in policy formulation at the national and hemispheric levels.

Preparatory phase

1. During the preparatory phase of the IX Summit of the Americas, the Summits Secretariat, developed various mechanisms to enhance women’s organizations participation in the Summits Process. Thematic discussions, training workshops, dialogues with government representatives, thematic consultations, among other activities were held to address the IX Summit thematic pillars from a gender equality and women’s rights perspective.


Campaign #WeAreWomenLeaders

With the objective of further strengthening the participation of women's organizations in the Summits Process, the Summits Secretariat presents #WeAreWomenLeaders.

A space that highlights the work and leadership of women representing the main stakeholders involved in the Summits Process: governments, regional and international organizations and civil society.

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Vital Viewpoints for Women

The Summits Secretariat and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) present "Vital Viewpoints for Women", A space for reflection on the thematic pillars of the IX Summit with women activists, academics, politicians and leaders from a gender perspective and with an intersectional approach.

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Presentation of Recommendations to National Summit Coordinators

In May 2022, representatives of women's organizations had two opportunities to present the recommendations on the five thematic pillars of the IX Summit from a gender perspective: at the Hemispheric Dialogue of Civil Society Spokespersons and National Summit Coordinators, and at a luncheon convened by Canada with several government representatives of the participating states. These recommendations resulted from the thematic consultations for women’s organizations held in March 2022.

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Activities carried out


Activities of women's organizations on the occasion of the IX Summit of the Americas

2. During the IX Summit of the Americas, held in June 2022 in Los Angeles, United States, women's organizations played a transcendental role in various activities held, participating for the first time in an articulated manner and advancing their demands and proposals.


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Welcome to Women's Organizations at the IX Summit

With the presence of representatives of the Government of Canada, the Summits Secretariat welcomed in Los Angeles women's organizations that participated in person at the IX Summit, in order to provide a space to share experiences and lessons learned during the preparatory phase and their expectations for the IX Summit.

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Initiatives Fair

The purpose of the Initiatives Fair was to provide a space where representatives of civil society, including women's organizations, could showcase their projects related to the thematic pillars of the IX Summit, highlight their work and efforts, and share good practices.

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Creation of the Regional Network "We are women leaders" (Somos Lideresas)”

On the occasion of the Civil Society Forum of the IX Summit of the Americas, 18 representatives of participating women's organizations signed the Founding Declaration of the Regional Network "We are leaders” (Somos Lideresas). The Network will be composed of women's organizations of the Americas working for women's rights and gender equality.

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Experiences of women's organizations at the IX Summit of the Americas

In this video we briefly share with you the experience of women's organizations at the IX Summit of the Americas.

Participation of Terry Ince in the Inaugural Ceremony of the IX Summit of the Americas

Terry Ince, representative of the CEDAW Committee of Trinidad and Tobago, an organization participating in the Summits Process, was a speaker at the inaugural ceremony of the IX Summit of the Americas, where she spoke about the importance of civil society participation in the Summits Process and the recognition of the rights of women and girls throughout the hemisphere.

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High Level Panel on Women's Leadership: Advancing Gender Equality and Democracy in the Americas

: In partnership with the Government of Canada and the Inter-American Commission of Women, the Summits Secretariat hosted this discussion with the participation of high-level representatives from Canada, Panama and the United States on the occasion of the IX Summit.

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Thematic Discussion: Gender Equality and Democracy in the 21st Century

Gender Equality and Democracy in the 21st Century, thematic discussion developed within the framework of the Civil Society Forum of the IX Summit of the Americas.

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Open Call


What is the Summits of the Americas Process?

In this video we briefly explain what the Summits of the Americas Process is and its participation mechanisms.

Participate in the Summits Process

We invite women's organizations to register and participate in the Summits Process. An opportunity to contribute and influence the formation of the hemispheric agenda from a gender and women's rights perspective.

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Message from Maria Celina Conte, Director of the Summits Secretariat

Director Conte expresses her gratitude to the civil society organizations and social actors for their participation in the IX Summit Process. Let's continue to contribute to the progress of the region in the follow-up and implementation of the adopted mandates!