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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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.

From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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.

Care in Latin America and the Caribbean During the COVID-19: Towards Comprehensive Systems to Strengthen Response and Recovery

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This document substantiates the importance of care work for societies, defines the care sector’s current condition in Latin America and the Caribbean and describes the impacts caused by the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the contingency measures that have been implemented in various countries in the region to address the crisis. The document concludes with a series of policy recommendations to address the care crisis as a way out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Building back better requires transforming the development model of Latin America and the Caribbean

Domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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.

COVID-19, Women, Girls and Sport: Build Back Better

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas - Leadership, Gender-Based Violence, Economic Opportunities, Media Participation and Representation, and Girls Participation in Sport - and presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem to respond to the crisis with a gender perspective and recover better in terms of gender equality.

Regular resources report 2019: Forging Generation Equality now and in the future

Friday, June 19, 2020

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.

Annual Report 2019–2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

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.

From Words to Action: Projects with Innovative Solutions to Promote Nature Conservation, Climate Action and Gender Equality

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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.

Latin America and The caribbean Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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.

Gender-Transformative Hurricane Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis

Sunday, May 31, 2020

The extent of the socio-economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to shape the “new normal” for CARICOM Member States. A 1.5% contraction of Gross Domestic Product has already been estimated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, 2020). While governments balance this “new normal,” there is also an ‘above-average’ forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which takes place from June 1 to November 30.

Cash Transfers and Gender Equality: Improving its effectiveness in response to the COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020

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.

Strategies for the prevention of violence against women in the context of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

This document compiles emerging data on the impact of the pandemic on violence against women and girls and aims to provide guidance to public and private actors, those in civil society and the international community. It proposes strategies, recommendations and highlights promising practices to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: How to Incorporate Women and Gender Equality in the Management of the Crisis Response

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Crisis management or emergency situations such as COVID-19 can have serious impacts on the lives of women and girls, if gender dimensions are not considered. Issues such as care work, economic autonomy, physical or sexual violence, women's participation in decision-making, disaggregation of data by sex, gender analysis, and irregular migration are just some of the areas of concern that  must be part of an effective response to the health crisis that the world is going through right now. ...

Women in politics: 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The “Women in politics: 2020” map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2020. It shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State and/or Heads of Government, and for the global share of women ministers, parliamentary speakers, and parliamentarians.

UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean Action Model Summary Document

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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.

Regional report on the review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Latin American and Caribbean countries, 25 years on

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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).

Full sail towards a region 50-50

Thursday, December 5, 2019

This report offers an overview of the activities carried out by UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 2016-2018 period. The delimitation of the period is not arbitrary; Those who are familiar with the organization, announce that they coincide with the validity of the previous Strategic Note, before the one that is in force today for the period 2019-2021 was adopted.

The Progress of women in Colombia 2018: transforming the economy to guarantee rights

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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.

The National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay: An opportunity for the economic empowerment of women

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This publication is a study on the National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay that allows analyzing the advances in care policies in the country from a gender equality perspective.

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