Author’s note: This blog discusses domestic violence. if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and wish to seek help, please see the table at the end of the blog and call the number in your country. Do you know of other resources? please include them in the comments section. I knew that writing a blog on intimate partner violence in the … [Read more...] about Home sweet home?
The Inter-American Development Bank turns 60 this year. It was born in 1959 with a mandate and a calling: to improve lives for the people of Latin America and the Caribbean by enabling inclusive, equitable development in all its forms. In about half of the countries of the region, the Bank would be eligible to retire and draw a pension —but our work promoting gender equality in … [Read more...] about Six decades! A lot to celebrate but far from done
Last week, I was scrolling through the list of movies available on my flight, when I came across Lady Bird—Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut. No matter how many times I watch this film, I am always impressed with the depth Gerwig gives to her female characters and relationships, which revolve around topics far beyond the typical: men and their love lives. On the contrary, they … [Read more...] about Gender stereotypes play the lead role
On July 25, 1992 representatives from 32 countries met in the Dominican Republic to celebrate the contributions of African descendant women in Latin America and the Caribbean, marking the first International Day of African Descendent Women. Now, almost 30 years later, what do we know about black women? In many ways African descendant women in Latin America and the Caribbean … [Read more...] about Hidden figures
The #MeToo movement has been a powerful force since it went viral in October 2017. For some women survivors of sexual harassment and abuse, it has been a time of reckoning and of rallying around one another. #MeToo has also played an important role making the invisible more visible. In August 2018, #MeQueer emerged to call attention to the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, … [Read more...] about #LGBTQtoo: making the invisible visible