From this Monday, November 16 to December 4, the National Electoral Council (CNE), in coordination with the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States (OAS) and its School of Government will carry out the course “Amaguaña Transit” for candidates of political parties and movements registered for the general elections of 2021.
The objective of the course is to strengthen the skills of those who participate in order to improve their performance as candidates and provide them with strategies to combat gender discrimination in the framework of electoral campaigns.
Alejandra Mora, executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women, said that in 12 countries more than 500 participants have been trained on issues of how to take on an electoral campaign or identify political communication skills.
He mentioned that there is a mock radio interview as well as a mock electoral debate as methodological strategies. There is also training in managing social networks.
“These digital media and campaigns now have a strength in these spaces that, and this is a new pattern that has been taking place in our region, there is digital violence, how to confront it …”, he said.
For Diana Atamaint, president of the CNE, training helps to create the conditions and motivate women to participate in politics.
He highlighted that in Ecuador there are 33 candidates from 17 political organizations for the 2021 elections.
Mora added that later the participants are part of a kind of network where there is an exchange of experiences.
The course will be virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic but this Monday it will be inaugurated, at the headquarters of the CNE, in Quito, at 10:00.