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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.

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.

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".

UN Women launches Innovative Gender Financing Initiative

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Innovative Financing and Gender Lens Investment Initiative was launched as part of the Win-Win Programme: "Gender Equality is Good Business", a joint programme of UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and supported by the European Union (EU).

Strategic alliance between un women and the project transforming market systems

Friday, June 26, 2020

With the signing of an agreement that formalizes the alliance between UN Women, in the framework of its program Women, Local Economy and Territories (MELyT), financed by the Italian Cooperation Agency for Development (AICS) and the Transforming Market Systems (TMS) project, financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on June 23rd, a ceremony was held to commemorate the launch of what will be the connection of local women entrepreneurs and business people to a regional market, seeking a transformative social impact to promote the economic empowerment of women and gender equality.

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".

Paraguayan craftswomen face the crisis with solidarity and self-management

Friday, June 26, 2020

The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 has affected millions of women around the world, especially those who are self-employed.

In Guatemala, investing in indigenous women’s economic empowerment is key to building back better after COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020

Since March 2020, Guatemala has recorded more than 600 COVID-19 deaths and over 11,000 infections. Amidst this crisis, indigenous women have continued to use their voices, knowledge and capacities to assist their communities and adapt their livelihoods. To build back better, their needs and concerns, but also their leadership must be placed at the centre of COVID-19 recovery plans.

UN Women launches Innovative Gender Financing Initiative

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Innovative Financing and Gender Lens Investment Initiative was launched as part of the Win-Win Programme: "Gender Equality is Good Business", a joint programme of UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and supported by the European Union (EU).

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,

From where I stand: "I hope that people in my country and in the rest of the world take the health situation seriously"

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Luz María Inca Paguay lives in Quito, Ecuador. She works selling fast food and is the head of her household. She is married and has an eight-year-old boy. Photo: Luz María Inca Paguay. I was born in Cajabamba, in the province of Chimborazo in Ecuador. Now I live in Quito with my husband, and we have an eight-year-old son. As the head of the household – which is something I consciously wanted to take on - I work with my husband in selling fast food. COVID-19 is...

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