Advances in care policies in Latin America and the Caribbean | Towards a care society with gender equality
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.