Para leer el post en español, haz click aquí. As a professional who has worked on issues of gender equality throughout my career, I am startled when I hear my 6 year old parroting certain things he hears at school or on TV -he can’t do something because it is “too girly,” inferring that it is inferior or that the use of force is cool and somehow means you are superior. These … [Read more...] about What can I do about violence against women and girls? Well, here is a starting point
Para leer en español, haz click aquí Did you know that truly successful leaders of Fortune 500 companies spend 57% of their time building networks? And they are right. Studies show that building relationships and forming part of a formal or informal professional network is the unwritten rule to professional advancement. People that are connected have access to diverse skill … [Read more...] about Are you a woman working in the public sector? Discover the 5 best networking sites
Watch the recording of the launch event here By Leonardo Gasparini and Mariana Marchionni* The strong increase in female labor force participation is among the most salient socioeconomic changes in Latin America in the last half-century. Not only because it implies a profound transformation in the daily life of millions of Latin American women and families, but also because … [Read more...] about Bridging gender gaps? That is not the case with female labor force participation
By Santiago Levy* Women’s inclusion in decision-making bodies in the public sector leads to better development outcomes. A mounting body of evidence indicates that women’s presence in elective office increases the probability that women’s interests will be represented. This is very relevant, as women have different preferences than men over the allocation of public resources … [Read more...] about Why do we need women’s perspective in the public sector?
By Margaret E. Greene, Giovanna Lauro and Alice Taylor* Para leer en español, haz click aquí Most global discussions and actions around child and adolescent marriage focus on hotspot areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers and advocates have long studied adolescent pregnancy. But any critical discussion of marriage practices … [Read more...] about Yes, girls do marry as children and adolescents in Latin America