Strategies for the prevention of violence against women in the context of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
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. More
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 23, 2017
We have entered the exciting era of the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda comes together with a follow-up and review mechanism to ensure the Sustainable Develop- ment Goals (SDGs) are systematically monitored and reviewed to help countries implementing the 2030 Agenda to ensure “No one is left behind”. The UN General Assembly underlined the importance of evalua- tion within the transformative 2030 Agenda calling for: (a) the review and...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
This strategy intends to guide the work on afro descendant women carried out by UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean.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.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The 17 SDGs and its 169 targets will complement what remained to be achieved under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): realizing the human rights of all, including the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. This global commitment moves further the frontiers of social justice, inclusion and human rights. Over the next few years, until 2030, areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet grouped together in the so-called “5 P” will be mobilized, as central spheres that structure the Agenda 2030: People, Planet, Properity, Peace and Partnerships.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Summary Preventing setbacks, overcoming obstacles and advancing the economic empowerment of all women. Latin America and the Caribbean stand at a significant juncture for achieving women’s economic empowerment. Following a period of prosperity, social progress and democratic deepening, many countries are experiencing economic slowdown or even recession, social polarization, distrust in government and, in some cases, political crises. External factors further contribute to the...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
For women in poverty, the burden of care work and unpaid house¬work adds to their already overwhelming workload that implied by providing of some of the services listed above. This undermines the exercise of their rights, restricts their autonomy and freedom of movement and limits the time they can devote to other activities, including paid work.
Monday, May 11, 2015
"Strengthening the social and political leadership of indigenous women" is a document that reflects as an obstacle the lack of confidence in the system political and ignorance of politics and the erroneous idea that politics is for men, which is evident in the low participation and exclusion of indigenous and poor women in the political system.
Regional review and appraisal of implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the XXIII sepcial session of the General Assembly (2000) in Latin America and Caribbean countries.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This report also indicates the main advances of the past 20 years based on the information provided by the region’s countries on implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in response to the recommendations made in the final document of the XXIII special session of the General Assembly (2000) for the regional and global reviews that would take place in 2015, on the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Conference (Beijing+20). The report has also taken into consideration reports from ECLAC, 2014, the Caribbean Development Bank, and CARICOM.
Friday, March 6, 2015
This Mapping seeks to diagnose and present comparatively what are the main characteristics of the evaluation of public policies and programs from a governmental perspective, and what their links are to the mainstreaming of the gender equality approach in such policies and programs. The mapping of national evaluation systems studied 18 countries of Latin America.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The strategic guide: "Political empowerment of women: framework for strategic action in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014-2017)", provides a framework for action identified in five strategic objectives, to move towards parity democracy and empowerment of women. These are: promoting parity democracy through affirmative action; the integration of a gender perspective in policies, actions and institutions; strengthening women's leadership through training and the creation of women's networks; encouraging substantive equality in political parties; and elimination of discrimination and gender stereotypes in all areas.