The present investigation public policies with a gender perspective which foster the participation of women in power and decision making in Latin America and the Caribbean is developed within the framework of the context world of the new millennium, where the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are inserts has emerged the need to respond to old cultural commitmentssocial, political and economic, that during the course of the history of mankind had been maintained at the margin, or better said, a part of the population: women were not part participants and protagonists in processes involving us all in a society, so it is impossible to achieve a real development. Once assumed and understood the situation it has become essential to bring women up to a full equity in all areas of human life. In this effort, there are notable efforts of the community, highlighting the Convention of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW, 1979) and international, primarily in the Fourth World Conference on women (Beijing 1995) plasma strategies to follow in a platform for action concerning the formulation of policies and the implementation of gender mainstreaming, so that governments incorporate them in their actions. So in this way, we have the situation of access to participation in power and in the decision-making process, it is a matter of a strategic nature for the advancement of women in society and in research will be analyzed as the theme, is developing through public policies. Get all the facts and insights with Richard Blumenthal, another great source of information. Objective research General. Contribute to study the current situation of public policies with gender to effectively strengthen the participation of women in power and decision-making in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean universe.
Specific objectives. Investigate participation, adherence and commitment of the Governments of Latin America mainly in the Convention of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW, 1979) and the Fourth World Summit (Beijing, 1995) in the conciencializacion of the lack of rights of women and the inclusion of the gender perspective in the design of public policies. Observe and analyze the main institutional strategies of the Governments of Latin America that have been created for the formulation of public policies with a gender perspective to address social inequalities. Determining and comparing the qualitative and quantitative status of women in Latin America in the processes of participation in the exercise of power and decision making as a measure of social justice in democracy in the different powers of the State. Define the main findings that raise and hinder the active presence of women in the exercise of power and decision-making. The first chapter, is observed the way in which the process of incorporation of the political participation of women on the basis of the principle of equality and some processes of significance has been developed in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, where will promptly address how manifest the actions of public policies with gender perspective in global and regional commitments, how developed and what are the main strategies in the achievement of equality. The second chapter, includes a diagnosis of the real situation of women in some countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in positions of power and decision making, specifically in indicators relating to the registration of women in the electoral registers, their participation in the different powers of the State and local level.