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Why We Must Invest in Women, More than Ever

Friday, April 16, 2021

'Bells' for gender equality are ringing in stock markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, as a powerful sign that a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery will depend largely on how much more we invest in women.  By: María Noel-Vaeza, Gema Sacristán  Women's Day is different in 2021. We celebrate women and their struggle to achieve gender equality, after a pandemic that has affected women in a very particular way. They are the ones who have suffered the...

UN Women, ILO and ECLAC propose a "basic basket" to bridge the digital divide between men and women

Friday, April 16, 2021

As part of International Women's Day, much has been said about the disproportionate impact on women of the COVID-19 pandemic, the confinement measures and the economic consequences of the health crisis. It is a situation that has exacerbated other pre-pandemic inequalities, the burden of care at home, unemployment and, above all, situations of violence against women and the increase in femicides. On Tuesday, March 9, UN Women, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Economic...

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.

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.

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.

Indigenous women of the Argentine Chaco receive help from FEIM, CHIRAPAQ and UN Women during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Chaco was one of the first provinces in Argentina to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly regarding the health of indigenous peoples, due to the unequal social and economic situation that existed prior to the pandemic.

Women in Guatemala receive advice to innovate and strengthen their income

Monday, September 28, 2020

With support from UN Women, CUNORI developed MipymeLocal.com1, a platform that allows MSMEs, especially those led by women, to have a virtual means for the dissemination of their products and services, as well as to operate as an online store facilitating the continuity and sustainability of business during the emergency.

ECLAC and UN Women launch joint paper on "Care in Latin America and the Caribbean at the time of COVID-19. Towards Comprehensive Systems to Strengthen Response and Recovery"

Friday, August 21, 2020

On August 19, the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN Women and the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) launched online the publication of the Policy Brief Care in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19. Towards Comprehensive Systems to Strengthen Response and Recovery with the participation Ministers of Women from across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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.

Enlaces initiative with anchor women's enterprises launched in Central America for the innovation in rural women's entrepreneurship

Friday, August 7, 2020

Within the framework of the Enlaces initiative of the Women, Local Economy and Territories Program (MELYT), the Enlaces initiative seeks to create opportunities to work together to promote shared prosperity that is profitable, socially responsible and beneficial to communities and the business sector.

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.

The Panama Canal commits to the economic empowerment of women

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Panama Canal has formalized its commitment to gender equality and women's economic empowerment by signing the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The Panama Canal joins the 23 Panamanian companies that work together with UN Women and Sumarse - Global Compact Panama, in the economic empowerment of women, under the slogan, "equality means business”. María Noel Vaeza, UN Women’s Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, indicated that "the...

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.

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