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Advances in care policies in Latin America and the Caribbean | Towards a care society with gender equality
The document begins by analysing international human rights instruments and references to care issues at the constitutional level in the countries of the region. National regulatory frameworks are then examined, along with laws on comprehensive care systems; maternity, paternity and parental leave; breastfeeding protection laws; and the regulation of care services. Data for the analysis are taken from the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean,1 a repository of laws and regulations on care. This repository provides official information from member States of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and facilitates the monitoring of international agreements on women’s rights.
Framework for women's economic empowerment of the MELYT (Mujeres, Economía local y Territorios). A practical model for women's economic empowerment for dynamic and sustainable territories in the COVID-19 recovery
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
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.
In order to make progress in achieving significant equality in the country, it is necessary to analyze the conditions in which discrimination and gender gaps occur. Through this scenario, UN Women, in partnership with the Government of Colombia through the DANE, developed the flagship report "The Progress of women in Colombia 2018: transforming the economy to guarantee rights", a study that contributes to promoting accurate information that allows for the analysis and implementation of concrete actions so that the country fulfills its commitments to the Sustainable Development Agenda for the Year 2030.