By Sanola Daley* Three years ago when the Canadian Climate Fund (C2F) first launched, private sector clients would balk when we asked them about the gender impact of their proposed renewable energy projects. The renewable energy sector is growing in the region, bringing with it new job opportunities, skills requirements and local business development. In this part of the … [Read more...] about No women in renewable energy? Look again
By Raquel Scarpari and Adam Ratzlaff* Para leer en español, hacer click aquí How effective are affirmative actions to fight racism? Despite initial criticism, in recent years several Latin American countries have implemented public administration and university affirmative action policies, a trend that continues to expand. The design and implementation of these laws can, … [Read more...] about Fighting racism: 5 lessons learned from affirmative action policies
By Heidi Fishpaw* Suffragette, with Meryl Streep, arrived to the theaters this fall transporting us to a dark state of existence in the 1910’s England. Women, particularly working class women, worked in near slavery conditions, facing sexual abuse and lower status work and pay compared to men. Questioning their exclusion from voting and their working conditions, they were … [Read more...] about Three ways we police women’s voices
Watch the recording of the launch event here By Leonardo Gasparini and Mariana Marchionni* The strong increase in female labor force participation is among the most salient socioeconomic changes in Latin America in the last half-century. Not only because it implies a profound transformation in the daily life of millions of Latin American women and families, but also because … [Read more...] about Bridging gender gaps? That is not the case with female labor force participation
By Santiago Levy* Women’s inclusion in decision-making bodies in the public sector leads to better development outcomes. A mounting body of evidence indicates that women’s presence in elective office increases the probability that women’s interests will be represented. This is very relevant, as women have different preferences than men over the allocation of public resources … [Read more...] about Why do we need women’s perspective in the public sector?