Para leer en español, haz click aquí By Luz Caballero* Follow @luzcaballero The sentence has rhythm, but it is not true. Road accidents are the leading cause of deaths not related to health in the world. 1.24 million of people die annually in traffic accidents. Around 46% of them are known as vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclist and motorcyclists. Most (56%) are … [Read more...] about Women at the wheel, the danger is real?
By Stephanie Mulhern* Para leer en español, haz clic aquí As recently reelected President Juan Manuel Santos continues to pursue peace talks with rebels in Colombia, many citizens are experiencing the effects of the decades of internal armed conflict in their daily lives. Colombian women in particular have been the primary victims of internal displacement, often being … [Read more...] about No place to rest for displaced women in Colombia
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People By Hans Shulz* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí August 9th marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, a time to celebrate the contributions of the approximately 370 million diverse global indigenous cultures. And to celebrate, I want to reflect on an experience that allowed my team to work with an … [Read more...] about More than just writing checks: volunteerism celebrates indigenous people
By Alice Driver* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @aliceldriver When I lived in Mexico City, I traversed the city in metros and buses so packed that you had no control over who was touching you. Every woman I know, including myself, had a story of being groped, assaulted, or intimidated on public transportation. The violence of everyday life for women often … [Read more...] about The violence of everyday life #YesAllWomen #SíTodasLasMujeres
By Gary Barker* Para leer en español, haz click aquí Women’s participation in the labor force continues to grow in Latin America and the Caribbean. Indeed, that growth is one of the reasons the region is now – with all its inequalities – middle income. There are five women heads of State, and women are increasingly visible in public and private sector leadership. Women are … [Read more...] about When women go to work, where do men go?