Have you ever heard someone ask a woman who is taking care of her children while she is away from home? In our region, the cultural expectation that women are the primary caregivers and responsible for household tasks still persists. However, this disproportionate burden not only affects mothers. It also has profound implications for the economy and millions of domestic … [Read more...] about How can we improve the conditions of domestic workers?
Almost half of Latin America and the Caribbean countries have a Ministry for Women. But do we need them? The short answer is yes. But the reality is more complex. While the mission of these ministries is essential for the countries’ development, they often face significant obstacles in fulfilling their functions. In a new GDLab policy brief, the IDB's Gender and Diversity … [Read more...] about Ministries of Women: Why we need them