It´s no secret that globally, women assume the majority of unpaid labor within the household; women also spend more hours on paid and unpaid labor combined than men do. This status quo has only been magnified by the global pandemic, which has overburdened the care economy to the brink. UN Women has emphasized that, “With children out of school, intensified care needs of older … [Read more...] about Mobilizing Men for a New Normal
In Trinidad and Tobago, technically, there is no greater time to be born a woman than now. On average, female life expectancy at birth is the highest it has ever been. The maternal mortality rate is at its lowest over the past decade. Girls are spending more time in school than ever before, and more of them are attaining at least a secondary level of education than their male … [Read more...] about Numbers too big to ignore
Some crimes have a way of leaving deep marks in the community. One of them is human trafficking. Surely, many of us can remember the name of a woman in our country who went missing and was later identified as a victim of trafficking. In Argentina, one of these cases was Marita Verón, a 23-year-old girl who, in 2002, left her home to go to the doctor and ended up forced into an … [Read more...] about Trafficking in persons: an invisible crime with deep impressions
For the most excluded racial and ethnic communities, the current limits to freedom are not the first, evidence of this include other pandemics, poverty, and forced displacement. In the context of COVID-19, we have recognized that structural racism is one of the most significant challenges for the global agenda, along with the climate crisis and violence against women and … [Read more...] about The power of Black women
"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?