With a side event entitled Ibero-American Audit on Gender Equality, Preparing governments for the implementation of SDG5, the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and UN Women presented at the XIV Regional Conference of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. This Conference is the main intergovernmental forum on women’s rights and gender equality in the region and in this version was held in ECLAC offices, in Santiago, Chile.

The event was attended by Jorge Bermúdez Soto, Executive Secretary of OLACEFS and Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile; Ana Elena Badilla, Representative in El Salvador of UN Women; Lucy Garrido, Communications Coordinator of Cotidiano Mujer, Uruguay and was moderated by Lidia Casas, academic and director of the Center for Human Rights at Universidad Diego Portales.

The panel addressed the relevance of Control Entities incorporating the gender approach to the fulfillment of their functions, based on the experience of the Coordinated Audit on the preparation of governments for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5. Interventions from the world of academia, as well as from civil society and international organizations, made it possible for us to analyze the status of compliance with this SDG, as well as the role of control that corresponds to the different actors called to act to achieve equality of gender and the empowerment of all women and girls.

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