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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 was prepared for the Special Session of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Regional Consultation prior to the Sixty-fith Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) to be held virtually on February 24 and 25, 2021 in the framework of the Sixtieth 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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Building back better requires transforming the development model of Latin America and the Caribbean
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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 Latin America and the Caribbean region has the highest levels of income inequality in the world, with wide gaps in living standards across countries, regions, sectors, and socioeconomic spheres. When coupled with the pervasive gender inequality that persists, the response to Covid-19 becomes immeasurably more complicated, finds a new report by CARE International and UN Women.
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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.
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This report was prepared on the basis of the 27 national reports submitted by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), in the context of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 1995 (Beijing+25).
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The objective of the Action Model is to ensure that UN Women, as an expert agency on gender equality and women's empowerment, offers appropriate programmatic options for the purpose of generating transformative changes for women and girls in the region, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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The UN Women Americas and the Caribbean - Results Achieved in 2014 report, aims to highlight some of the key results from 2014 and provide a snapshot of UN Women´s contributions towards achieving full equality and human rights for all women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. This Guide has been elaborated with the intent of integrating gender equality, human rights and interculturality approaches into the UN Women evaluation cycle. It is a practical tool for those who undertake, manage and/or use evaluations.
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This Mapping seeks to diagnose and present comparatively what are the main characteristics of the evaluation of public policies and programs from a governmental perspective, and what their links are to the mainstreaming of the gender equality approach in such policies and programs. The mapping of national evaluation systems studied 18 countries of Latin America.