"The death of a titan leaves behind a heroine widow: a goodbye to Jorge Raygada." That was the headline of a Venezuelan newspaper the day after my father died. It was the last tribute to a humanist, journalist, politician, who dedicated his life to promoting social welfare and democratic values in Latin America. To me, it was also a goodbye to the best dad in the world, a … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a father?
We continually read about the problem caused by the low representation of women in the technology sector, both in the education process and in the labor market. With this in mind, we started the call for what ended up being the first 100% virtual hackathon in Paraguay. In a couple of weeks, we had more than 230 people registered. We were very happy! What took us by surprise … [Read more...] about Five lessons from a gender equality hackathon
"I was never a fearful person, but today I am afraid." That's what I thought when walking to a friend's house nearby to return a phone he lent me after mine was stolen. Both times, I was walking down an avenue. At some point in my life I was told that it was better to opt for larger streets, because there are more people there. However, as I was walking I realized that, if I … [Read more...] about Insecurity and street harassment in the time of COVID-19
In the realm of public polices, data is a great diagnostician. Much like x-rays and blood tests, data helps to identify where the problems lie and to uncover their causes. Without such information, how can we possibly treat our social ills? Today is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), a global annual landmark dedicated to increasing … [Read more...] about Data for Equality
As we have struggled to navigate the current crisis, we have heard the coronavirus referred to as a “great equalizer”. These claims, however, were swiftly rebuked. While the virus can indeed affect any one of us, we know that individuals with preexisting medical conditions are extremely vulnerable. And pre-existing social and economic inequalities can be just as devastating. … [Read more...] about No great equalizer