Paraguay

Paraguay

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International IDEA began working in Paraguay in 2016 to support national efforts to achieve more inclusive, transparent and sustainable electoral processes, by strengthening the institutional capacities of the Superior Electoral Tribunal and national stakeholders. We also work to promote the participation of under-represented groups in politics and elections, particularly women, youth, indigenous communities, and persons with disabilities.

International IDEA is currently implementing a large project funded by the European Union focused on the Promotion of Democracy through Capacity Development of the National Electoral Management Body, concentrating on gender equality and promotion of women’s and youth participation throughout the electoral cycle, as well as professionalization, transparency and improved technical quality of elections in Paraguay.

In recent years, International IDEA had partners with the United Nations Development Programme and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives to implement different programs that foster electoral resources and gender equality in politics.

International IDEA is partnering with local organization Semillas para la Democracia to implement a new project funded by the European Union: Level-Up Political Finance with Integrity, aimed at improving the political finance regulatory frameworks. More recently, IDEA partnered with Fundación Saraki to promote access of persons with disabilities to the 2018 General Elections, and will be partnering with UNDP and UN Women to implement the ATENEA project, a comprehensive monitoring system to keep track of progress in the design of parity policies in Latin America.

Paraguay in News & Events

Nov
22
2017
BRIDGE Paraguay workshops, October 2017

BRIDGE Paraguay workshops, October 2017

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Aug
23
2017
Workshop participants learn about international principles and best practices to strengthen women´s political rights and gender equality. Photo Credit: Superior Electoral Tribunal of Paraguay. 

Workshop participants learn about international principles and best practices to strengthen women´s political rights and gender equality. Photo Credit: Superior Electoral Tribunal of Paraguay. 

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Jun
27
2017
Gender Tribunal Workshop, Paraguay Image: International IDEA

Gender Tribunal Workshop, Paraguay
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LAC Regional Director
Daniel Zovatto
LAC Regional Director
Head of Paraguay Programme
Lourdes González-Prieto
Head of Paraguay Programme