Through the National Directorate of Citizen Education and Civic Training (DNEF), the National Election Jury (JNE) conducts a capacity-building course for candidates who are going to participate in the Regional and Municipal Elections on October 2.
The activity, named “Miguelina Acosta Cáceres”, is aimed at applicants from all over the country with the purpose of strengthening their capacities and promoting their participation in democratic processes.
The JNE also detailed that the training takes place from July 12 to 14 in hybrid mode (face-to-face and virtual), and on the 18 and 19 of the same month in virtual mode.
The organization also reported that they seek to empower female candidates in the areas of leadership, electoral strategy and political communication with a gender perspective, in addition to providing them with tools to face situations of political harassment.
These sessions consist of presentations and practical activities of analysis, reflection, case studies, among other dynamics that favor active learning processes of the various topics.
The course is organized in partnership with the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) and the School of Government of the Organization of American States (OAS). It also has the support of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Campaign ‘We are Half, We Want Parity Without Harassment’ integrated by the Manuela Ramos Movement and the Flora Tristán Center for Peruvian Women; and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP).
The JNE also recalled that this year’s elections will be the first subnational elections where the principles of gender parity and alternation will be implemented, which assured that “will represent an important step to promote the political participation of women in real equality of conditions”.