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. This study is an analytical and comparative document that includes the main experiences and initiatives implemented in the Latin American region to encourage the participation of women and girls in the STEM sector. The primary objectives of this study are to identify, contextualise, and analyse successful practices and initiatives at national and international levels for attracting, training, and promoting the participation of women and girls in STEM. Accordingly, recommendations to reduce the gender gap in STEM will be given. The study systematises and compares policies and initiatives focused on gender equality in STEM.

 

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Poverty; Gender wage gap; Education; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Governance and national planning; Innovation and technology

Resource type: Data/statistics; Research papers

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 98