We often tend to remember and pride ourselves on our great gender mainstreaming victories and forget our losses or missed opportunities, understandably. Despite great progress throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region, thousands of development projects ranging from agriculture to science and technology are prepared every year by public, private, nonprofit and … [Read more...] about Gender mainstreaming: five keys to accelerate change and not miss the boat
In my previous post I wonder if criminal justice systems should collect, analyze and disseminate race or ethnicity-based data. The pros: without data it is impossible to identify systematic racial biases and address them. The cons: there might be potential misuses of race and ethnicity data that can reinforce stereotypes and justify discrimination against particular groups and, … [Read more...] about Should criminal justice systems use race or ethnicity-based data? (Part 2)
Para leer en español, haz click aquí Since 2010, the world has witnessed a tremendous civil society uprising in the U.S. as a result of the deaths of unarmed black men and women in the hands of the police. We all have heard about the high profile cases of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, or the recent suspicious case of Sandra Bland. The hashtag … [Read more...] about Should criminal justice systems use race or ethnicity-based data? (Part 1)
Para leer en español, haz clic aquí Follow @luanaozemela Follow @vivianro17 Last year the IDB hosted the screening and panel discussion of Madame Presidenta: Why not US?, a documentary that asks what would it take to elect a female President in the US, like Brazil did in 2010. Recent data about the 2014 Brazilian election suggests another question: is Brazil the example to … [Read more...] about The effects of money, gender and race on electoral success
Para leer en español, hacer click aquí I recently visited the re-opened Mauritiushuis, an art museum in The Hague, Holland, where I was able to appreciate some amazing paintings. One in particular caught my attention; a Rembrandt painting called Two Moors, dating back to 1661. It is a very unusual painting for its time given that African descendants were rarely the object … [Read more...] about “Two Moors” by Rembrandt, just good intentions?