The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more job and income loss across the globe than any of us have seen in our lifetime. Data collected by the IDB’s COVID-19 Labor Observatory indicate that more than 30 million jobs have been lost in Latin America and the Caribbean. And while the effects of the pandemic for specific population groups have still not been fully documented, we are … [Read more...] about Bringing LGBTQ+ people to the Center of COVID-19 Economic Recovery
Trafficking in persons: an invisible crime with deep impressions
Some crimes have a way of leaving deep marks in the community. One of them is human trafficking. Surely, many of us can remember the name of a woman in our country who went missing and was later identified as a victim of trafficking. In Argentina, one of these cases was Marita Verón, a 23-year-old girl who, in 2002, left her home to go to the doctor and ended up forced into an … [Read more...] about Trafficking in persons: an invisible crime with deep impressions
Data for Equality
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
No great equalizer
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
How can it be love if it sounds so hateful?
Nov-25. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “You are useless and stupid; you never do anything right.” “If you leave the house again without my permission, you will really be sorry”. Violence against women starts with words. And while words do not produce the same kinds of visible marks as physical violence, their effects can be just as damaging. … [Read more...] about How can it be love if it sounds so hateful?