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ECUADOR CHAPTER CHAPTER - Nov 19, 2020

Chapter Holds Forum Emphasizing Women in International Roles

In November, Women in AFCEA Ecuador chapter held the International Forum: "Women Strengthening La Paz y la Seguridad: Experiences and Challenges," on the occasion of fulfilling the 20 years of Resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council.

The presentations emphasized the importance of the active participation of women in strengthening peace and security at the regional and international levels.

The forum also sought to promote the exchange of experiences and challenges of strengthening peace and security in the incorporation of women in accordance with the application of Resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council.

Organizers: AFCEA Internacional; AFCEA Internacional - Capítulo Ecuador; Women in AFCEA; Instituto Científico y Tecnológico del Ejército de Perú - ICTE; Escuela Superior de Guerra del Ejército de Perú - ESGE; Ballet Kallpañan - Ecuador

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In November, the chapter holds the International Forum:
In November, the chapter holds the International Forum: "Women strengthening La Paz y la Seguridad. Experiences and Challenges."
In November, (from I to r) Col. EP Lourdes Aurelia Barriga Abarca, director of the Scientific and Technological Institute of the Army of Peru; Diana Sanabria, adherent chapter member; academic coordinator at Women in AFCEA Ecuador; Alison Vásconez Rodríguez, United Nations Women's Program specialist; Capitán de Fragata Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, military gender advisor in the Central African Republic, United Nations; (second line from I to r) María Dolores Santos, chapter president and president of Women In AFCEA Ecuador; Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, president of Women in International Security - WIIS; Tina Jordan, vice president of membership, AFCEA International; Fabiana Sofía Perera, assistant professor at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies; (third line from I to r) María Victoria Proaño, expert in security and defense; LTC Duilia Mora Turner, chief, Women, Peace and Security Program, U.S. Southern Command; and Rosalía Arteaga, former president of Ecuador and founding member of AFCEA Ecuador Chapter, gathered online for the event.
In November, (from I to r) Col. EP Lourdes Aurelia Barriga Abarca, director of the Scientific and Technological Institute of the Army of Peru; Diana Sanabria, adherent chapter member; academic coordinator at Women in AFCEA Ecuador; Alison Vásconez Rodríguez, United Nations Women's Program specialist; Capitán de Fragata Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, military gender advisor in the Central African Republic, United Nations; (second line from I to r) María Dolores Santos, chapter president and president of Women In AFCEA Ecuador; Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, president of Women in International Security - WIIS; Tina Jordan, vice president of membership, AFCEA International; Fabiana Sofía Perera, assistant professor at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies; (third line from I to r) María Victoria Proaño, expert in security and defense; LTC Duilia Mora Turner, chief, Women, Peace and Security Program, U.S. Southern Command; and Rosalía Arteaga, former president of Ecuador and founding member of AFCEA Ecuador Chapter, gathered online for the event.
The chapter now has  the following 17 women members: (first line from I to r) Santos; Arteaga; Capt. Diana Vallejos; Valentina Almeida, lawyer; Grace Unda; (second line from I to r) Ingrid Marchán; Katalina Barreiro; Carol Almeida; Mercy Anchundia; (third line from I to r) Cynthia Marcial; Salome Mantilla; Diana Sanabria; Estefania Jacqueline, lawyer; (fourth line from I to r) Proaño; Col. Lourdes Barriga; Jenny Baustista; and Mayrita Valle.
The chapter now has the following 17 women members: (first line from I to r) Santos; Arteaga; Capt. Diana Vallejos; Valentina Almeida, lawyer; Grace Unda; (second line from I to r) Ingrid Marchán; Katalina Barreiro; Carol Almeida; Mercy Anchundia; (third line from I to r) Cynthia Marcial; Salome Mantilla; Diana Sanabria; Estefania Jacqueline, lawyer; (fourth line from I to r) Proaño; Col. Lourdes Barriga; Jenny Baustista; and Mayrita Valle.

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