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Parliamentarians from 25 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean met online with youth leaders from diverse backgrounds on September 23 and 25 and October 2, 2020, with the support of the Congress of Colombia and the Parliament of Grenada, on the occasion of the 12th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality titled Designing inclusive futures in partnership with youth.

The Gathering provided a space for productive exchanges between the participants in relation to issues that are of special relevance to the hemisphere, such as the importance of intergenerational dialogue, the promotion of youth and women’s transformational leadership, the future of work and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers, the prevention of gender-based violence in all its forms, paid and unpaid care work, youth-friendly comprehensive health services, and the effects of climate change and disasters.

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