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Women in leadership: Meet Justice LisaRamsumair-Hinds, advocating for gender sensitive adjudication around the world.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Justice Lisa Ramsumair Hinds began her career as a Prosecutor in Jamaica. She was sworn in as a Magistrate in her native Trinidad and Tobago in 2007 and after a decade in the summary courts, was elevated to Judge in 2017. She is a champion for Gender Sensitive Adjudication, raising awareness and sharing her knowledge around the world.

Claiming women’s space in leadership

Monday, March 1, 2021

Across all sectors, communities and societies, women have key contributions to make to leadership. From politics and corporations to sports and STEM, diverse leadership benefits everyone. Leaders need to represent the people they serve to best understand their wants and needs.

Women’s Affairs Ministers Commit to Furthering a Care Society and Full Digital Inclusion of Women for a Transformative Recovery with Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, February 26, 2021

During the 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women, authorities adopted a declaration that will be presented during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Results of the Rapid Gender Assessment Surveys on the impact of COVID-19 in Chile, Colombia and Mexico

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Recognizing the high impact of COVID-19 in the Americas and Caribbean region, UN Women is conducting rapid gender assessments (RGAs) to better understand how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting people’s lives in terms of the socio-economic impacts, distribution of care work, and access to basic goods and services.

UN Women and ECLAC to conduct regional consultation on the road to CSW65

Monday, February 22, 2021

This regional consultation will be held in coordination with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) as a special session of the 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (23-25 February 2021).

Women from Colombia and Guatemala share their experiences in the search for justice and peace building

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Approximately 50 Colombian and Guatemalan women met virtually to exchange their experiences on the importance of peace building from the centrality of women's human rights.

Take Five: "If we add the "glass ceiling" to the challenges of the occupation, the development of women researchers becomes more difficult"

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Ana Inés Zambrana has a degree in Biochemistry from the Universidad de la República and a Master's degree in Biology from the Program for the Development of Basic Sciences (PEDECIBA).

Take Five: "Women scientists must be given the opportunity to lead"

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Sandra López Verges is a Panamanian biochemist with a Ph.D. in Microbiology speciality Virology. She is a Senior Health Researcher and directs the Department of Research in Virology and Biotechnology at the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies (ICGES).

Take Five: "Girls are not born feeling less capable in scientific-technological areas, it is a social context that perpetuates that idea"

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Valentina Muñoz Rabanal, 18, is a feminist youth activist. She has been a programmer since the age of 12 and is a three-time regional champion, national champion and world champion in the First LEGO League international robotics competition.

Take Five: "Women tend to be more inclusive and seek consensus, and in science these two things are very much needed to foster research and the development of human talent"

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Medical Technologist, with a Master in Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology. She works in a second level Hospital of the Social Security Fund in Aguadulce, Panama, where she is dedicated to guide resident physicians and staff in the research process.  She has her own research on topics such as tuberculosis, nutrition and diabetes. }

Latin American Women in Science and Technology

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Over 60% of children who are starting elementary school today will have jobs that do not exist today. The world needs more science and science needs women and girls. Meet these five Latin American women who inspire new generations of girls and women in science.

Commemorating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science: for more public policies

Monday, February 8, 2021

Since 2015, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science has been commemorated every February 11th, a UN initiative that seeks to highlight inequality in science and technology disciplines and empower women in the key role they can play in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Although more women are gaining access to science and technology, at the current rate the gender gap will close by the year 2100.

Women in Mexico sow seeds of hope through the ‘Second Chance’ programme

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme in Mexico, in partnership with the south-central state of Puebla’s ministries of Substantive Equality and Welfare and SEPICJ AC, has trained 80 women to manage and maintain a greenhouse, to economically empower them and foster leadership skills.

Comic and cartoon competition

Monday, January 18, 2021

UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life. Submission deadline: 14 March 2021.

UN Women statement, International Migrants Day 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

On International Migrants Day, UN Women recognizes and celebrates the vast contributions of migrant women around the world, many of whom are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, supporting their communities as skilled health and care workers, cleaners, food delivery providers and agricultural workers.

Gender table for international cooperation launched in Panama - MEGECIPAN

Monday, December 14, 2020

In an event held on December 14, 2020, with the support of UN Women, the Embassy of Canada in Panama, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Panama, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development of the Republic of Panama, the Gender Roundtable of International Cooperation in Panama (MEGECIPAN) was established.

Child Marriage and Early Unions in Humanitarian and Crisis Settings in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Child Marriage and Early Unions are complex phenomena related to gender inequalities, violence, poverty, school dropout, adolescent pregnancy, inadequate legal frameworks and policies that deprive girls and adolescent girls of both present and future opportunities.

Orange lights take over Latin America and the Caribbean as a call for the elimination of violence against women

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Every year the secretary-general of the United Nations, through the Unite campaign, calls for an end to gender-based violence. The campaign takes place worldwide, during 16 days of Activism, in which international organizations, government agencies and civil society join forces to visibilize the need to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Statement: Rebuilding better together to end AIDS for women and girls

Monday, November 30, 2020

In a statement for World AIDS Day, 1 December, UN Women highlights the need to accelerate action towards gender equality, ending violence, supporting leadership and the full enjoyment of their human rights for all young women and girls, especially those affected by both coronavirus and HIV

UN calls for "zero tolerance" policies on violence against women and increased funding for women's organizations

Thursday, November 26, 2020

In the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, the United Nations, represented by Maria-Noel Vaeza, regional director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean, called upon countries to ensure essential services for victims-survivors of violence, increase funding to women's organizations, put in place action plans to prevent violence and to disseminate information on services.

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