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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 leadership: Beatriz Argimón, "I will not allow the naysayers or those who want us to regress in our rights to advance.”

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

I was 17 years old when the military dictatorship removed my father from public office. At home, of course, they talked about politics, and I decided that since there were already movements of young people who tried to get together as best they could, to interact in order to accompany everything that meant the reestablishment of democracy, that's when I started to get involved and that went in crescendo.

Women in leadeship : Andrea Muñoz Sánchez, the Chilean Supreme Court Minister who promoted the gender office in the judiciary.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Andrea Muñoz Sánchez is a lawyer, she is 61 years old and was born in Valdivia, Chile. Since 2016 she has held the reins of the Chilean judiciary's gender office, ensuring equal treatment of both female officials and female users.

Women in leadership: Juana Facundo, breaking language barriers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in indigenous peoples

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Facundo is one of the five translators working with UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls programme in Mexico and the University of Guadalajara to break down language barriers in the dissemination of COVID-19 health information and to prevent violence against indigenous women.

Women in Leadership: Drivers of Transformative Change for Human Rights and Gender Equality

Monday, March 15, 2021

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, whose priority theme is women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, in order to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be held from March 15 to 26.

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.

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: "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.

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.

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.

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.

UN Women held a Webinar on how to incorporate Gender Keys into Venezuela's Regional Plan of Response to Refugees and Migrants 2021

Friday, August 21, 2020

On 13 August, UN Women held a webinar on the key gender issues to be taken into account during the planning of the  Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan   (RMRP) 2021 of the  Regional Interagency Coordination Platform  for the response to the mixed flows of people from Venezuela (R4V). 

UN Women Office for the Americas and the Caribbean announces the new composition of its Regional Civil Society Advisory Group 2020-2022

Friday, August 21, 2020

UN Women Regional Office announces the new composition of its Regional Advisory Group of Civil Society, after a process of renewal and selection that featured 120 nominations of women leaders, activists, and academics of feminist and women's organizations in the region.

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.

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.

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