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?
When we talk about gender-based violence or violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the numbers are significant. Significant in the prevalence of the issue: 25% of women in the region have been victims of physical or sexual violence by their intimate partners. If we include violence outside of intimate relationships, this number increases to 34%. The numbers … [Read more...] about Three Areas of Work for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence
Imagine you are a 16-year-old student living in Latin America. You have an argument with a group of friends or end a relationship, as often happens in adolescence. When you arrive at school the next day, your entire life has changed: you have become a victim of deepfakes containing intimate content as a form of revenge. With the rise of new applications, this has been a real … [Read more...] about Deepfakes: Gender-Based Violence in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
In 2016, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) partnered to develop Gender Parity Accelerators (IPGs, for its name in Spanish) in Latin America. The French Development Agency (AFD, for its name in Spanish) joined this collaboration in 2019. IPGs brings together key actors from the public and private sectors and involves a wide range of … [Read more...] about Breaking Barriers: Outstanding Results from Gender Parity Accelerators in Latin America
Closing gender economic gaps not only equalizes the playing field between men and women. Gender parity also allows for harnessing 100% of the population's talent to accelerate the growth of Latin America and the Caribbean. According to estimates from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for countries in the Southern Cone, closing the gender economic gap implies an … [Read more...] about Gender Parity Accelerators in Latin America: Boosting Opportunities for Women