Have you wondered why? As the coronavirus crisis hits Latin America and the Caribbean, in the midst of International Women’s Month, have you wondered what consequences this pandemic can have in terms of gender in the region? Acknowledging to what extent this health crisis affects women and men differently, is essential to truly understand its effects on people, an … [Read more...] about Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus
In the 70s, the philosopher John Rawls published his Theory of Justice. He used a very powerful metaphor for this discussion: that of the "veil of ignorance." He argued that if covered by a veil of ignorance about our individual characteristics, our socioeconomic status, our talents, and skills, we would be able to agree on a set of rules about our coexistence in society, only … [Read more...] about Focusing on diversity in the search for gender equality
The famous phrase “women rights are human rights” was first spoken 25 years ago, when the nations of the world met in Beijing, China to make concrete commitments to close gender gaps. Since then, hundreds of local and international organizations have been working to uphold women’s rights and achieve equal economic participation, including the Inter-American Development Bank … [Read more...] about 25 years after Beijing, what are LAC countries doing to close gender economic gaps?
Author’s note: This blog discusses domestic violence. if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and wish to seek help, please see the table at the end of the blog and call the number in your country. Do you know of other resources? please include them in the comments section. I knew that writing a blog on intimate partner violence in the … [Read more...] about Home sweet home?
The Inter-American Development Bank turns 60 this year. It was born in 1959 with a mandate and a calling: to improve lives for the people of Latin America and the Caribbean by enabling inclusive, equitable development in all its forms. In about half of the countries of the region, the Bank would be eligible to retire and draw a pension —but our work promoting gender equality in … [Read more...] about Six decades! A lot to celebrate but far from done