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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.

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. ...

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.

Strategic note of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean 2019 - 2020

Friday, September 27, 2019

This document contains the six strategic priorities of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean, for the period 2019-2021. It details the key functions and collaborative advantages of the Regional Office, as well as a section on partnerships and social mobilization.

Regional Evaluation of Access to Justice as a Prevention Mechanism to End Violence Against Women 2011-2015

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The main purpose of this regional evaluation is to document the work carried out by UN Women to increase and facilitate access to justice for women who have been victims of violence ¡ and put an end to impunity in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as analysing their achievements and outcomes and identifying lessons learned that can serve as the basis to design a regional programme on the subject.

Analysis of Femicide Legislation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

On this occasion, both MESECVI and UN Women intend to provide the region with a model law on femicide/feminicide to address the most serious women´s human rights violation. To do so, we will first analyze the existing legislation, provoking debate and improvement in cases where it is required.

Policies to eradicate violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What progress has the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean made in relation to the enactment of legislation and the development of national policies and / or plans to address violence against women between 2013 and 2016? The findings of the study constitute a tool of high technical and political value for States to meet the goal of eradicating violence against women.

UN Women in Crisis and Emergency Contexts in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the re- gions of the world with the highest exposure to disasters, with the Caribbean facing increased risks given its geography. This combines with the region’s high vulnerability to climate change.. The high rates of violence in the region are equally alarming, with women and girls being the most frequent victims. Humanitarian crises, regardless of the cause, affect women, men, girls and boys differently. Women and girls are the most vulnerable to suffering the nega- tive effects of humanitarian crises. For this reason, one essential requirement for effective humanitar- ian response is that the specific and differentiated needs of the population be considered, including women’s and girls’. Women and girls are also agents of change and can play a critical role in community resilience.

General Recommendations and Concluding Observations on HIV/AIDS

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The document has been elaborated by Victoria Díaz García, Specialist on Norms, Policies and Standards on women's rights and gender equality at UN Women’s Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean in Panama, and Amanda Tamayo Olea, Intern of M.A. on International Cooperation Development Policies of the University of Málaga.

Strategy on Prioritizing Women of African Descent in UN Women’s work in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) 2016-2018

Saturday, October 21, 2017

This strategy intends to guide the work on afro descendant women carried out by UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its purpose is twofold. On the one hand, it intends to support the work of UN Women LAC in the implementation of and follow up to normative processes specifically relatedto afro descendent women. Some of these are the International Decade on Afro Descendent People, as well as those related to women’s human rights and women’s empowerment (CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, Montevideo Consensus, among others). On the other hand, the strategy intends to inform the achievement of competency within UN Women LAC programmatic work to strategically prioritize afro descendant women in relevant programmatic and coordination initiatives and support programmatic expansion in all areas of work. The end goal is to prioritize the work with women of African descent as part of UN Women normative, programmatic and coordination work so as to support them in fulfilling their rights.

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