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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 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 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 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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UN Women conducts decentralized evaluations for acountability, learning and decision-making purposes. This series of four briefs aims to facilitate the strategic use of evidence generated through such evaluation work in the Latin America and Caribbean region. A meta-synthesis was conducted of 20 evaluation reports carried out from 2015-2020 in the region across four key programmatic areas of UN Women: (1) women's economic empowerment; (2) governance and political participation; (3) women, peace...
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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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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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Strengthening the social and political leadership of indigenous women is a document that reflects as an obstacle the lack of confidence in the system political and ignorance of politics and the erroneous idea that politics is for men, which is evident in the low participation and exclusion of indigenous and poor women in the political system.
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Candidates belonging to the nine registered political parties in the general elections of 2013, women of different ages, names and a single nationality, joined by political adventure and the desire to position itself in the public space that until half a century ago was closed to Honduran women were part of the Academy of candidates.
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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 publication, in which international treaties are reproduced on the rights of women and indigenous peoples, is based on the compilation by the UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean and replaces the first edition of 2012 based in the Regional UN Women Program "Working against ethnic and racial discrimination for the effective exercise of the rights of indigenous Latin American women". It was re-edited and presented here in the context of the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples 2014.
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The strategic guide: "Political empowerment of women: framework for strategic action in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014-2017)", provides a framework for action identified in five strategic objectives, to move towards parity democracy and empowerment of women. These are: promoting parity democracy through affirmative action; the integration of a gender perspective in policies, actions and institutions; strengthening women's leadership through training and the creation of women's networks; encouraging substantive equality in political parties; and elimination of discrimination and gender stereotypes in all areas.