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Monday, July 15, 2019
UN Women launches the “Diagnosis of Equal Remuneration” (DIR) , a self-assessment tool so that each organization can measure, independently and without intermediaries, if it is applying the principle of "equal remuneration for work of equal value" or if, on the contrary, a gender pay gap of its workforce exists. The DIR tool, developed by UN Women with the support of the European Union within the framework of the “Win Win: Gender equality means good business” program, was initially piloted with companies in Panama and Costa Rica. Subsequently, the program was presented in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. The initiative also seeks to contribute to the implementation of the commitments of the Regional Champion for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC).
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Shunaxi Martínez Santiago is a 31-year-old mother from the municipality of Juchitán de Zaragoza in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. During the September 2017 earthquake, she lost her house, which forced her to move to another town together with her two children. Before the earthquake, she had worked at a company for 10 years until she gave birth to her second child, and decided to launch an online business: “It was very difficult to quit my job and dare to do something new,...
Monday, May 6, 2019
To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality
Friday, May 3, 2019
Every two years McCann Worldgroup in Latin America and the Caribbean gathers the leaders of 21 markets in which it operates in the region in a meeting that aims to nurture the highest level team with the strategic vision of the company and discuss the relevant industry issues that result in strategies to ensure business growth and sustainability.
Monday, March 4, 2019
In a statement for International Women’s Day, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, calls to put innovation at the centre of efforts to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls and to resolve barriers to public services and opportunities.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Regional consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean in the lead up to the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) started on 11 December in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
A guide to the global gender equality agenda at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73), who will be there and what’s at stake
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Unstereotype Alliance – an industry-led initiative convened by UN Women, the lead UN agency on gender equality and women’s rights, to end harmful stereotypes often perpetuated through advertising – celebrates major achievements on its first anniversary at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. The Alliance also introduces insights from its new report ‘Unstereotype: Beyond Gender. The Invisible Stereotypes’ which stresses the urgent need to focus on...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
More than 70,000 women ran for gender equality in Mexico as part of the Carrera Bonafont con Causa [Bonafont Race for a Cause], the largest 5K race in the world for women in the world.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Around the world, gender bias is attracting renewed attention. Through protest marches and viral social-media campaigns, women everywhere are demanding an end to sexual harassment, abuse, femicide, and inequality. But, as successful as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have been in raising public awareness, the struggle for parity is far from over. Empowering women and girls is key to achieving all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. At the moment, however, gender bias remains a significant obstacle to global progress; this prejudice is particularly acute in the workplace.
Friday, February 9, 2018
The Declaration of Santo Domingo, which reflects the position of Latin America and the Caribbean ahead of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), was adopted Wednesday (7 February) by Women's Ministers and top gender authorities from 29 countries in the region. The priority theme of the Declaration is aligned with that of the next session of CSW, "Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls," which will be held in New York City on March 12 to 23, 2018.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Photo: UN Women Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.- Las Consultas regionales para América Latina y el Caribe hacia el 62º Periodo de Sesiones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer (CSW62) de Naciones Unidas abrieron hoy (martes 6) en Santo Domingo. El tema prioritario de las consultas, alineado con la próxima sesión de la CSW, es: ”Desafíos y oportunidades en el logro de la igualdad entre los...
Friday, January 26, 2018
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Joint Statement of the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women ahead of the Women’s G7 Forum: This is an important time to renew and strengthen resolve for the mutually reinforcing relationship between women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work and the full, effective and accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Although Colombia is a middle income country, figures show that rural women face poverty, exclusion and discrimination due to their limited access to resources and assets. UN Women is engaged in strengthening the leadership of rural women in the Cauca Department (south-west of the country) in order to foster their economic empowerment.
Friday, March 17, 2017
New York City, 17th of March. UN Women published the 2017 Progress Report of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean , in the aegis of the 61st edition of the Commission on the Status of Women, celebrated in New York. This report highlights that progress is still incomplete and unequal, and in the present scenario of economic contraction and fiscal austerity, there is a risk of slowing down these advances and even suffering setbacks. This report urges for the protection of the reached...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Thousands took to the streets to march in the main cities across Latin America and the Caribbean. Through chants and signs, people urged to tackle gender based violence, promote economic empowerment and parity democracy.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Ministers and High Authorities of the National Mechanisms for the advancement of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Panama on February 6th to 8th 2017 on the occasion of the Regional Consultation prior to the 61st period of sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) on "The Economic Empowerment of Women in the Changing World of Work", to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 13th to 24th 2017.