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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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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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Business Case - Report on Equality Means good business: Gender Perspectives and Inclusion in companies: Financial and non-financial impacts.
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This document has been conceived to serve as a guiding framework for those involved in the development of comprehensive national care systems. It addresses key questions about why to invest in care, its importance and benefits for the advancement of rights, the elimination of social inequalities and the achievement of gender equality, the dynamization of the economy and the sustainability of development. Furthermore, it addresses the elements to be considered in the construction of Comprehensive Care Systems.
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Education is essential for women to attain gender equality and become leaders of change. A girl or a woman who attends school is exercising her fundamental human right to education. She also has a great chance of reaching her full potential throughout life, as she will be better prepared for a decent, well-paid job. Although Chile is a country with high schooling rates compared to the regional and worldwide numbers, inequalities can still be observed in access to education for girls and...
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Science and technology are sectors in rapid growth; they are vital to national economies and this means that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills have been identified as necessary for a country to remain economically competitive. In recent years, increasing digitalization has led to growing demand for professionals in technology fields, yet it is estimated that most of these positions will be occupied by men. After this, a survey for completion by companies that use...
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This document was written in collaboration with UN Women’s Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality Portfolio (DIIP) within the context of the Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Global Programme in the country, with support from the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD). Considering the intersection of disability, gender and violence from a human rights perspective for a life free of violence for all women is a challenge that...
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This document was written in collaboration with UN Women’s Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality Portfolio (DIIP) within the context of the Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Global Programme at the country level, with support from the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD). Leaving no one behind is a shared responsibility of all United Nations System staff in the process of supporting States, especially during the COVID-19...
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UN Women and CARE, under the leadership of the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women's Rights (MCFDF) and in coordination with the Department of Civil Protection (DGPC) launched the Rapid Gender Analysis, designed to rapidly evaluate the impact of the earthquake of August 2021 on women, men, girls and boys, including persons in a situation of vulnerability, in order to guide the current humanitarian response in Haiti in the short term, as well as recovery efforts in the medium and long...
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This document was prepared by Acrux Partners in the framework of a consultancy for the Uruguay office of UN Women, thanks to the financial support of the European Union within the framework of the Win-Win Program: Gender equality is good business. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the European Union. Secondly, the investment situation through a gender lens in Uruguay which shows that, although there is an adequate regulatory...
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This document was produced thanks to financial support from the European Union in the framework of the programme Win-Win: Gender equality means good business. Its content is the exclusive responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the European Union. Investment with a gender perspective or gender lens investment (GLI) may be defined as the use of capital to generate a financial return and simultaneously promote gender equality (Pro Mujer, 2020). These...
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Through this report, we hope to create a baseline for gender lens investing (GLI) practices in the region and promising approaches that will increase the uptake of strategies across the investing ecosystem in LAC. To that end, the report aims to characterize gender lens activity in the LAC region; shine an exemplary light on GLI practices for investors in the region to learn from and follow; and provide recommendations for a framework that field builders could utilize going forward to assess funds on the extent to which they have integrated GLI practices.
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This working paper provides a framework for women’s economic empowerment, which draws on lessons learned, key strategic documents, and expertise generated by the implementation of the MELYT Programme focusing on women, the local economy, and dynamic territories in the Trifinio area2 of Central America
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Investing in and with women leads to stronger economic growth, both more sustainable and inclusive. But, unfortunately, in Europe, regardless of the commitment from European institutions to promote gender equality, there is still a gender unequal representation of women in the financial environment. This report aims at creating a diagnostical mapping of investment and finance initiatives with a gender lens and/or positive impact on gender equality in Europe. Our objective is to identify the...
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This study diagnostic has collected and analyzed relevant information about the status of enterprises with gender lenses, the state of innovative investment mechanisms (in particular the gender ones) and the initiatives launched in this area. The ultimate objective is to use the main findings as references for the design of an innovative financing gender focus initiative led by UN Women. The potential for gender impact investment shown by companies in the region has been demonstrated in all...
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The Investors for Equality initiative is a platform for dialogue between actors in the innovative investment ecosystem to work together to promote innovative financing and mobilize gender-responsive investments, with the aim of contributing to gender equality and women's empowerment. To be part of it, companies and organizations must commit to the Guiding Principles for the promotion of gender-sensitive investments. This document compiles the six principles for promoting gender equality...
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The Investors for Equality initiative is a platform for dialogue between actors in the innovative investment ecosystem to work together to promote innovative financing and mobilize gender-responsive investments, with the aim of contributing to gender equality and women's empowerment. To be part of it, companies and organizations must commit to the Guiding Principles for the promotion of gender-sensitive investments. This document compiles the six principles for promoting gender equality...
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This study diagnostic has collected and analyzed relevant information about the status of enterprises with gender lenses, the state of innovative investment mechanisms (in particular the gender ones) and the initiatives launched in this area. The ultimate objective is to use the main findings as references for the design of an innovative financing gender focus initiative led by UN Women. The potential for gender impact investment shown by companies in the region has been demonstrated in all...
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Conducted within the scope of the “Win-Win: Gender equality means good business” programme, which is implemented by UN Women together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funded by the European Union (EU), this research aims to know the impact of sexist advertising on brand positioning.