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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 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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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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This document has the objective of contributing to the debate by identifying concrete ways of financing Care Systems. It addresses questions such as: what type of systems need to be financed, the aspects related to the dynamics of financing, and the characteristics of the financing models for care policies that have emerged from the comparative experience. It also proposes a possible sequence to establish a strategy to support its financing and develops a proposal for a specific mechanism: the Solidarity Care Funds.
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This document provides a comprehensive statistical framework for measuring the gender-related killing of women and girls (femicide/feminicide). Besides the statistical definition of such killings, the framework identifies a typology of gender-related killings of women and girls (femicide/feminicide) and the list of variables that can be used to identify and count the various types of such killings. The definition and typology are aligned to the structure and framework of the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), which can therefore be applied independently from the specific national legislation on such crimes.
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Second Chance programs and schools consider different levels of approach, since it is understood that, although the ideal is that no student leaves school before graduating, for those who are outside the system, it is necessary to offer options that allow them to reintegrate and have equal opportunities.
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This document identifies potential target behaviors and barriers and proposes behaviorally-informed solutions to engage men in VAWG prevention in LAC. To this end, it draws on two sources: 1) a literature review of the behavioral science and VAWG literature focused on barriers, facilitators, and successful interventions; 2) qualitative semi-structured interviews with men and experts who work with men in VAWG prevention in LAC.
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The Policy Brief "Public procurement with a gender perspective. Achievements and challenges in Latin America to energize women-led enterprises as an engine for post-COVID-19 recovery" identifies the main barriers that women face when competing in public tenders and collects some examples of good practices to operationalize the inclusion of women in public procurement and contracting in LAC. It also offers recommendations for harnessing the power of government procurement as an opportunity to respond to the economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on women and to advocate for sustainable recovery.
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This document has been drafted within the context, in 2022, of the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), which will focus on the priority theme of “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”. It provides the basis for a shared CARICOM position on the theme.
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Representatives of over 80 networks and organizations of women and feminists in all their diversity and gender identities: indigenous, Afro-descendant, rural and peasant, grassroots, migrant and refugee women, sex workers , women in prostitution, disables , women living with HIV, trans-gender, non-binaries and gender non-conforming, senior adults and widows, from Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in this virtual meeting, attending the special regional consultation session prior to the sixty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women - CSW 66; we suffer the same discriminations and the vulnerability of our rights, as well as the same concerns, that our organizations consider that need to be faced and eliminated in order to achieve the gender equality and empowerment of women and girls without further delays.
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Women’s Autonomy and Gender Equality at the Centre of Climate Action in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Declaration Adopted by Ministers And High-level Authorities of The National Machineries for the Advancement of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean for the Sixty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)
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Reference document for the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultation prior to the sixty-sixth period of sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), in the context of the 62nd Meeting of Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean to be held on January 26-27 2022. This consultation is organized by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
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Agreements reached at the Sixty-second Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens, and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of COVID-19. This publication presents the latest evidence on the multiple impacts of the pandemic on women and girls.
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This year’s regular resources report analyses how UN Women mobilized its core contributions in 2019 to fulfil its normative, coordination, and operational activities mandate, in order to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. Through the presentation of tangible results, this report presents case studies at the global, regional, and country levels to showcase the impact that regular resources have in the countries where UN Women is present.
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This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.
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The extent of the socio-economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to shape the “new normal” for CARICOM Member States. A 1.5% contraction of Gross Domestic Product has already been estimated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, 2020). While governments balance this “new normal,” there is also an ‘above-average’ forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which takes place from June 1 to November 30.