We often tend to remember and pride ourselves on our great gender mainstreaming victories and forget our losses or missed opportunities, understandably. Despite great progress throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region, thousands of development projects ranging from agriculture to science and technology are prepared every year by public, private, nonprofit and … [Read more...] about Gender mainstreaming: five keys to accelerate change and not miss the boat
By Laurence Telson* Spare the rod and spoil the child! Who in the Caribbean has not heard this cryptic biblical proverb that in itself brought swift punishment to one’s bottom for a crime once forgotten? The Caribbean is home to some of the wealthiest per capita countries in the LAC region. In terms of human development, two Caribbean countries - The … [Read more...] about Spare the rod and spoil the child? Discipline and violence in the Caribbean
By Laurence Telson* My hair is mine and not mine. It is quite boring, some part wavy some part coarse, it grows fast and wild. Yet it tells the story of who I am (Caribbean of African descent), my social background (middle class), and my racial DNA (a medley of all that trampled the Continent). For me, it is not just hair. My “Black-Hair” stands for the … [Read more...] about The right to wear MY HAIR
By Victoria Cárdenas Simons* Gender equality has gone from being a pending challenge around the world to an urgent task. Women are raising their voices across the globe to demand greater equality of opportunity. And the world is listening. In the workplace, this translates into ending sexual harassment and closing gender gaps in the areas of workforce … [Read more...] about Future leadership in the Latin American and Caribbean region? Women are ready!
By Julie T. Katzman* A little experiment carried out by two coworkers in Philadelphia went viral and made headlines across the world. For two weeks, Martin R. Schneider, an American writer, switched emails with his female colleague, Nicole Pieri. Having his emails signed by a woman’s name introduced him to a very different reality. His every suggestion began to be … [Read more...] about My two cents to women on their way up