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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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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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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 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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The report presents a detailed analysis of the current legislation on women's economic autonomy and empowerment in each of the 22 Ibero-American
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This document substantiates the importance of care work for societies, defines the care sector’s current condition in Latin America and the Caribbean and describes the impacts caused by the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the contingency measures that have been implemented in various countries in the region to address the crisis. The document concludes with a series of policy recommendations to address the care crisis as a way out of the COVID-19 crisis.
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The Policy Brief "Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 Crisis", prepared jointly by UN Women, ILO and ECLAC, illustrates the situation of special vulnerability faced by domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting the impacts of the current crisis caused by COVID-19. It also describes the measures promoted by social actors and institutions in the countries of the region and makes visible how much can still be done to guarantee the labor rights of domestic workers.
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Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP), widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean as a mechanism of social protection to alleviate social and economic difficulties of those living in poverty. CTP has been identified as one of the fastest mechanisms in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.