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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 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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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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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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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 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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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.
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This document compiles and analyses the main experiences and initiatives implemented to promote the participation of women and girls in the STEM sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Developed by UN Women, CIM and MESECVI, this practical legal guide brings together a systematic and analytical compilation of 130 judgments, decisions, and resolutions in paradigmatic cases, so that both civil society and public institutions -legislative, executive, and judicial- can count with tools for the cross-cutting application of the protection standards in force in International Human Rights Law, related to cases of gender-based violence against women. Violence against women in politics is included. (Note: The blurb should be a tiny, jargon-free description of the publication (ma
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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 links between biodiversity, climate change and gender are real and undeniable. In many places in Latin America and the Caribbean, the livelihoods of women and girls depend, in large part, on natural resources. They have a relationship with nature that is different from men’s, where we can observe different roles, knowledge, dependencies and contributions to conservation and sustainable management.
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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.