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UN Women Chile, through the programme Tu Oportunidad - Second Chance Education, has sought to develop a program for the economic empowerment and social and cultural integration of migrant and refugee women from Afghanistan. This multisectoral initiative was made possible through the inter-agency collaboration of UNHCR and ECLAC and the support of the Afghan-Chilean Cultural Institute Foundation and the Ascend Athletics Foundation as members of civil society.
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This preliminary report summarizes the most extensive qualitative study conducted to date in Latin America and the Caribbean. It investigates 15 cases through in-depth and semi-structured interviews with women with public voices1 based in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. All of them have faced severe online attacks due to their gender, stemming from their journalistic activities and activism. The selection of interviewees was carried out by the organizations that make up the Regional Alliance.
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UN Women Chile, through the programme Tu Oportunidad - Second Chance Education, has sought to develop a program for the economic empowerment and social and cultural integration of migrant and refugee women from Afghanistan. This multisectoral initiative was made possible through the inter-agency collaboration of UNHCR and ECLAC and the support of the Afghan-Chilean Cultural Institute Foundation and the Ascend Athletics Foundation as members of civil society.
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This document is a systematization of the series of dialogues "Towards people-centered Comprehensive Care Systems and Policies: Dialogues between Latin America, the Caribbean, and the European Union" which aims to serve as a guide to identify policies, regulations, initiatives and actions that put each of the priority populations at the center of comprehensive care systems: persons with disabilities, older persons, children and paid and unpaid care workers, with the objective of moving towards a care society.
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The Women, Local Economy, and Territories (MELYT) program implemented by UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment and funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), promotes the economic empowerment of rural women for the development of strong local economies, more equitable societies, and a better quality of life. 
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UN Women and BIT developed and tested behaviorally-informed messages intending to encourage men to intervene when witnessing digital violence against women. We also explored potential mechanisms.
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The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean presents the regional report to analyze the progress of indicator 5.c.1 in the region. In 2021, 10 Latin American and Caribbean States, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay and Panama, sent their responses to the voluntary questionnaire that measures progress towards indicator 5.c.1 of the SDGs. In this way, a more detailed view of the progress of indicator 5.c.1 in the region is sought, with the objective of promoting actions and policies that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is important to note that the involvement and cooperation of the countries in the submission of data is fundamental to strengthen this type of report and generate a positive impact on the promotion of equality in the region.
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This report aims to facilitate the strategic use of the evidence generated through the evaluation reports of UN Women in the Latin American and Caribbean region. For this, a systematic review of 9 evaluation reports completed in 2022 in the region was carried out in the key programmatic areas of UN Women to identify main findings, good practices, and potential improvements in UN Women’s work in the areas to be explored.
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In this brief, the top 10 lessons from the United Nations Women's Second Chance Education (SCE) program regarding online learning are gathered. The program provides a second chance for women who have lost the opportunity to access education and training opportunities. Online learning has been one of the fundamental components of the program, which has been implemented in various contexts, including those where participants have low levels of literacy and digital knowledge.
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The Country Portfolio Evaluation of UN Women Ecuador provides a systematic assessment of the organization's normative, coordination and programmatic contribution to development results related to gender equality and women’s empowerment at the country level over the 2019-2022 period.
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Regional Consultation prior to the Sixty-Seventh Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, whose priority theme is “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital era to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls,” within the framework of the 64th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Declaration of the Ministers and High Authorities of the National Machineries for the Advancement of Women of Latin America and the Caribbean for the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, whose priority theme is "Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital era to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls" | Special Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation Session in the framework of the 64th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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This document addresses the impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on women, particularly considering they are not included equally in the financial sector. It highlights how women’s levels of financial inclusion in the region were, and continue to be, a vulnerability factor that is hindering their economic autonomy and the post-COVID-19 recovery.
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The Country Portfolio Evaluation of UN Women Brazil provides a systematic assessment of the organization's normative, coordination and programmatic contribution to development results related to gender equality and women’s empowerment at the country level over the 2017-2022 period.
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The Country Portfolio Evaluation of UN Women Bolivia provides a systematic assessment of the organization's normative, coordination and programmatic contribution to development results related to gender equality and women’s empowerment at the country level over the 2018-2022 period.
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The Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2022 presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 goals, calling out the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. The report shows that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. COVID-19 and the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are further diminishing the outlook for gender equality. Violence against women remains high; global health, climate and humanitarian crises have further increased risks of violence, especially for the most vulnerable women and girls; and women feel more unsafe than they did before the pandemic.
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The structural inequalities derived from the multiple interlinked crises, which exacerbate the limitations to women's autonomy, require legislative responses and transformative public policies to effectively move towards a care society, the conclusions of this document were highlighted.
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The document begins by analysing international human rights instruments and references to care issues at the constitutional level in the countries of the region. National regulatory frameworks are then examined, along with laws on comprehensive care systems; maternity, paternity and parental leave; breastfeeding protection laws; and the regulation of care services. Data for the analysis are taken from the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean,1 a repository of laws and regulations on care. This repository provides official information from member States of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and facilitates the monitoring of international agreements on women’s rights.
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In Latin America and the Caribbean, care has gradually been placed at the centre of public agendas, albeit unevenly, as a result of growing political commitments, as well as the work of women’s movements and feminist economic studies. These contributions have focused on the need to reorganize and redistribute care work as a key factor in more egalitarian and inclusive societies. Over the course of more than four decades, the member States of ECLAC
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The overlapping impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating climate disasters, and geopolitical conflict are a threat to gender equality and women’s rights across the globe. This report from UN Women and UNDP shows what governments can do now to prevent further rollbacks and recover lost ground, while enhancing resilience and preparedness for future shocks.