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
Para leer en español, haz click aquí By Gary Barker* Fathers matter. Around 80% of men will become fathers at some point in their lives, and virtually all men have some connection to children. Father-child relationships have profound and wide-ranging impacts on children that last a lifetime. Furthermore, men’s participation as fathers and as caregivers matters tremendously … [Read more...] about On the road to gender equality, fathers matter
*By Alice Driver Para leer en español, haz clic aquí Follow @aliceldriver Women make up the majority of the world’s population living on less than US$1 a day. In rural areas, lack of access to energy forces them risk their health and safety to accomplish daily tasks like finding fuel and cooking food. These same women, who often live in isolated areas, will give birth in … [Read more...] about How to help women? Eliminate energy poverty
Para leer en español, haz click aquí Follow @AArmbrister_BID Inspired by a video that revealed that images of women in a popular British newspaper were one-dimensional, I endeavored to see how a popular, prize-winning Colombian news magazine was portraying women. I bought two copies of the December 21, 2014 through January 4, 2015 edition and, lacking a handy team of cutting … [Read more...] about The problem of women’s images in serious media