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Latin america and the caribbean is one of the regions with the most gender-sensitive measures in its response to the covid-19 crisis

Friday, November 20, 2020

According to data published by The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, Latin America and the Caribbean registers 261 gender-sensitive measures out of a total of 574 government actions, which are being implemented in 33 countries and territories out of the 43 analyzed for the region.

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, November 2, 2020

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the great challenges we have as societies, making gender inequalities more evident: women are the most affected by the increase in unemployment, poverty and the overload of unpaid care.

Op-ed: Where is the economic stimulus for women?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia calls for governments and international institutions to take decisive action in favor of women, before progress achieved in the last decades is lost.

From where I stand: “Women become migrants because they cannot find a job in their countries, so governments should think about their economic reintegration.”

Friday, August 7, 2020

Alejandra Mónica Quijua Tintaya is a 34-year-old Bolivian national who packaged fruits in Santiago de Chile. She, along with other migrant workers, lost her job as cases of COVID-19 surged in Latin America. Her journey back to Bolivia illustrates the increased hardships that migrant workers are facing during the global pandemic, but also the importance women-led groups to protect their rights.

UN Women and Minister of Equality of Spain, Irene Montero debate on Agenda 2030 and the care economy

Friday, August 7, 2020

UN Women participates in a course at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) with a presentation that highlights the importance of care work and care systems as strategies for transforming public policies with a gender lens

Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s pandemic heroines

Monday, August 3, 2020

As COVID-19 ravages the world, Mexico is among the countries hardest hit. Despite the myriad ways this global crisis is devastating women and girls, it has also served as a powerful reminder of the essential contributions of women. The women featured in this article represent just some of Mexico’s many pandemic heroines.

Building back better: the future of sports for women and girls in times of COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020

Exactly one year after the final of the Women's World Cup in France - a time when women's sports was gaining unprecedented prominence - UN Women held a webinar and asked 10 women leaders in different areas of the sports ecosystem the following question: How can we best rebuild the future of sports for women and girls in times of COVID-19?

#GetInvolved so we can prevent femicide

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Campaign seeks to protect women victims of violence

Latin American WEPs leaders share experiences in response to COVID-19 with a gender focus

Friday, July 3, 2020

The "Win-Win: Gender Equality is Good Business" Programme held two virtual meetings with company CEOs in June to address the "Response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the gender perspective".

Heroines, Women in the context of COVID-19: Women in the healthcare sector

Friday, July 3, 2020

Brenda is one of almost 500,000 people in Mexico who work as nurses with a technical or specialized degree, 79% of whom are women and 21% men. People dedicated to nursing are those in the health sector who provide primary care and examine patients. In addition, in hospitals they are responsible for taking biological samples, providing care, and following up on each case.

Heroines: Women in the context of COVID-19

Thursday, July 2, 2020

This crisis is a reminder of the essential contribution of women. For this reason, as part of the work of UN Women in the framework of the UN Initiative "Spotlight in Mexico" - supported by the European Union in coordination with the Government of Mexico-, and with the aim of making the role of women visible in the context of COVID-19 and its contribution to Mexican society, we share the stories of heroine women in between of the pandemic.

UN Women and SEGIB present study on discriminatory legislation on women's economic empowerment

Friday, June 26, 2020

UN Women and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), within the framework of the joint initiative to promote the derogation and reform of laws that discriminate against women's rights, are launching the country fact sheets "Legislation on women's economic empowerment".

The precarious situation of domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean is accentuated by the COVID-19 crisis

Friday, June 12, 2020

UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented today the document Remunerated Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean and the COVID-19 crisis,

Take five: As Haiti battles COVID-19, services to protect women and girls with disabilities are critical

Monday, May 18, 2020

Emanuela Paul is the Rethinking Power Program Coordinator with Beyond Borders/Depase Fwontyè yo. The programme focuses on preventing violence against women and girls, including women and girls with disabilities, in Haiti and implements a project with funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. In light of COVID-19, she explains how her organization has adapted its approach to community mobilization and the dialogues they create in the community.

Take Five: "What we are going through right now is a life lesson for everyone."

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Natalia Klinsky Amelunge is 28 years old, and this is her second year working as a general practitioner. She works in the area of epidemiology of COVID-19 at the National Health Fund in Bolivia and the Anita Leigue Municipal Health Center. She spoke with UN Women about the challenges women face in the frontline response in Bolivia.

Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In El Salvador, UNFPA and UN Women have distributed more than 1,300 dignity kits containing essential hygiene supplies such as soap and menstrual pads to women living in prisons.

From where I stand: “I am fearful for smaller countries that have limited resources during COVID-19”

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Ryancia Henry is originally from Antigua and Barbuda, she moved four months ago to Montecito, California, to take up the position of Director of Housekeeping, managing a team of 60 people, at a hotel that has now closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. With international travel disrupted, and movement restrictions within the United States of America, Ryancia is among millions of workers in the hospitality industry considering what the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on her, her staff, her family and her friends.

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