Participation: Argentina pledges to enforce and implement the Gender Parity Law in political representation, passed on November 17, 2017 (Law 27,412). This Act will be applied for the first time in the next general elections in October 2019.
- According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, 40.86% of MPs in the Chamber of Deputies are women in Argentina. In the Senate, 40.28% are women. These numbers are relatively unchanged from the prior election cycle, pre-Gender Parity Law. However, the participation of women in legislative lists for provincial legislatures has significantly increased between 2016 and 2019.
- Official statistics: According to the Argentine government’s reporting on gender parity, 41.24% of the Chamber of Deputies is women.
Monitoring: The National Institute of Women (INAM) will monitor compliance of the Parity Law and plans to create an Observatory on Women’s Political Participation, which will provide monitoring of compliance with the new law.
- INAM no longer exists, and was replaced with the Ministry of Women, Genders, and Diversity. A meeting for the working group (federal table/mesa federal) for gender parity and against political violence was held on 21 August 2020.
In the national reporting on Beijing+25, Argentina included annexes on femicide and ending violence against women.