Eliminating the gender pay gap for equal work is one of the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 8. In 2019, to drive action toward its achievement, the United Nations General Assembly declared September 18 International Equal Pay Day. While eliminating the wage gap is an aspiration with which we all agree, it is one of the most difficult labor market outcomes to … [Read more...] about Gender Pay Gap: What Do Flexibility and Caregiving Have to Do with It?
The problem with masculinity Most interventions directed at intimate partner violence are focused on responding to the violence and offering support to victims once it has already happened; but fewer focus on its prevention. To reduce intimate partner violence, it is necessary to direct our efforts towards the most common perpetrators: men. How? There are multiple ways to do … [Read more...] about Promoting healthy masculinities – via Whatsapp?
While still struggling to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face unprecedented challenges with limited fiscal space. Finding the right expenditure strategy is more important than ever. In this scenario, advancing gender equality offers significant opportunity, with the potential to both address growing gender … [Read more...] about Gender Budgeting: What is it and Why it is Important for Gender Equality and Economic Growth
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
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