The IDB's LGBTQ+ Pride Month event, "Pride in Being Who We Are: More Inclusive Societies for LGBTQ+ People," was an opportunity to open valuable and necessary conversations about LGBTQ+ inclusion. In the first panel, "Identifying and Removing Barriers," public sector authorities from Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador joined two specialists from the IDB group to address the … [Read more...] about Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month: What did we discuss at our event?
What does a woman leader look like? In Let's talk equality we had the chance to interview women who are leaders in what they do, but in very different ways. Different nationalities, jobs, and life stories are reflected in these brief portraits of women who have a lot to teach us. 1. Lidia Huayllas: “Prejudices have been left behind, now we can only move … [Read more...] about Three Interviews with Female Leaders You Can’t Miss
Eliza Reid, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and first lady of Iceland, the most gender equal country in the world, wants us to move past the discussion of “why do we need gender equality?” to “how do we achieve this goal?”. This is a question that Icelanders have already fully integrated in their day to day life. For the last 13 years, Iceland has ranked first in the World … [Read more...] about Interview with Eliza Reid: what is it like to be the first lady of the most gender equal country in the world?
Is intersectionality “in”? In June 2020, the term "intersectionality" reached its highest point in Google searches since 2004. However, it is far from a new word. On the contrary: it is a term with more than 30 years of use. It was first applied by African American jurist and professor Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. In more recent years, the increased interest in better … [Read more...] about What is intersectionality and why should you care?
Lidia Huayllas answers our call as soon as she finished a meeting, required by her position as a deputy major of District 5 of El Alto, Bolivia. Lidia became known as a mountain climber, but this Aimara woman has shown to have infinite facets and the will to tackle infinite barriers. The connection is weak, but strong enough to ask the questions we have been keeping since we … [Read more...] about Lidia Huayllas: the story of the cholita who became a climber