"The death of a titan leaves behind a heroine widow: a goodbye to Jorge Raygada." That was the headline of a Venezuelan newspaper the day after my father died. It was the last tribute to a humanist, journalist, politician, who dedicated his life to promoting social welfare and democratic values in Latin America. To me, it was also a goodbye to the best dad in the world, a … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a father?
We continually read about the problem caused by the low representation of women in the technology sector, both in the education process and in the labor market. With this in mind, we started the call for what ended up being the first 100% virtual hackathon in Paraguay. In a couple of weeks, we had more than 230 people registered. We were very happy! What took us by surprise … [Read more...] about Five lessons from a gender equality hackathon
"I was never a fearful person, but today I am afraid." That's what I thought when walking to a friend's house nearby to return a phone he lent me after mine was stolen. Both times, I was walking down an avenue. At some point in my life I was told that it was better to opt for larger streets, because there are more people there. However, as I was walking I realized that, if I … [Read more...] about Insecurity and street harassment in the time of COVID-19
The emergency generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has put to the test the public and private sectors´ response capacity as never before. It is alarming to see in the news how the pandemic overflows the healthcare system in developed countries. Likewise, the response capacity of other critical sectors has also been severely affected. For example, social protection services … [Read more...] about Responsiveness put to the test
Have you wondered why? As the coronavirus crisis hits Latin America and the Caribbean, in the midst of International Women’s Month, have you wondered what consequences this pandemic can have in terms of gender in the region? Acknowledging to what extent this health crisis affects women and men differently, is essential to truly understand its effects on people, an … [Read more...] about Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus