Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals núm. 127

The place of women in Latin American political parties: the case of Ecuador

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Romina Accossatto

Romina Accossatto, Investigadora, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Instituto de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y Ambientales (INCIHUSA CONICET) (Argentina); investigadora predoctoral, Universidad de Buenos Aires. ORCID:

How to cite this article: Accossatto, Romina. «El lugar de las mujeres en los partidos políticos de América Latina: el caso ecuatoriano». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 127 (abril de 2021), p. 201-228. DOI:

Abstract:In Latin America, political parties are a fundamental barrier to achieving more equal representation. This paper focuses on Ecuador, which has become a regional pioneer in the legal aspects of political equality, but whose parties nevertheless show notable resistance to implementing these regulations. The main objective is to identify the extent to which Ecuador's political parties and movements promote or impede women's participation and political representation. To this end, the work takes an empirical–descriptive approach that seeks to construct an index for comparing the modalities and strategies political parties implement to promote equality between men and women. 

Keywords: political participation and representation, women, gender equality, political parties, Latin America, Ecuador

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