EVoting becomes the most important startup in the world that strengthens democracy after being crowned in the global final of Tech4Democracy, a successful webinar on security in electronic voting, and the visibility of the role of women in world politics mark an eventful March.
The third month of the year is coming to an end and EVoting closes it with a victory in the global final of the Tech4Democracy award, a competition that recognizes startups that strengthen democracy. In addition, the webinar “Electronic voting: what to look for when choosing a platform” was held and, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the reality of women in public office worldwide was highlighted.
EVOTING IS THE GLOBAL WINNER OF THE TECH4DEMOCRACY AWARD
The global final of the Tech4Democracy Award, a competition that recognizes startups that strengthen democracy in the world, was held in the framework of the Summit for Democracy held in Washington, D.C., organized by IE University and promoted by the U.S. Department of State and Microsoft.
EVoting attended on behalf of South America, after having triumphed in the regional competition, and faced the winners from Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and Africa.
After the presentations, the Chilean company was chosen as the winner and its CEO, Mario Novoa, received the award that accredits the company as the most important startup in the world that strengthens democracy.
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SUCCESSFUL WEBINAR ON ELECTRONIC VOTING WAS HELD
On Thursday, March 23, the webinar “Electronic Voting, what to look for when choosing a platform” was held, where EVoting’s CEO, Mario Novoa, addressed the 10 main aspects that guarantee security in democratic processes. “We did this webinar because we believe that elections are something important, and doing them in a good way contributes to organizations maintaining their legitimacy”, mentioned Novoa, explaining the reason for the event.
In addition, all attendees of the event received the “Definitive Guide to Identify a Secure System”, which includes a checklist with key questions to facilitate the search process.
WOMEN IN DEMOCRACY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
On March 8, another International Women’s Day was commemorated, a date that recognizes women’s struggle for their rights. Despite advances in several areas, the gap between men and women is still wide.
Despite the advances for a more equitable world, in politics women continue to be relegated to the background. For example, only 11% of countries have a female head of state and 9.8% have a female head of government. Moreover, it is estimated that, at this rate, parity with men will not be achieved for another 130 years.
Despite this, the Inter-Parliamentary Union reported that for the first time in all countries of the world there is female representation at the parliamentary level, but that the growth figure stagnated at around 26.5%.
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