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Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region
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.
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.