“Soccer is not for girls” I was almost 10 years old when I started playing soccer. That year, my dad traveled for work to France and came back home with souvenirs for me and my brother from France ’98. I got a stuffed toy of the mascot, and my brother got the official soccer ball. He had never actually played the sport competitively. The year after that, my school’s … [Read more...] about Women’s Soccer Worldcup: To Women and Girls, Soccer is Much More than a Game
If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has proven, it is that business as usual won’t cut it. The virus has exposed deep inequalities that have been brewing for decades in developing countries. Only new approaches, and most importantly, joint solutions that bridge the public and private sectors, will show us the way forward. Experts estimate that LAC could lose up to 14.4% … [Read more...] about Women at the center of public-private action
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?