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
Cultural diversity and color: persistent pigmentocracies
The world celebrates the International Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21st in many different ways, but with a common goal of deepening our understanding of the values of cultural diversity through dialogue and efforts to combat polarization and stereotypes. My way of contributing to this dialogue is recommending a reading and the photographic … [Read more...] about Cultural diversity and color: persistent pigmentocracies
Why are men better at networking?
When I started graduate school almost 20 years ago, one of the first pieces of advice I received in college focused on the power of three words: networking, networking, networking. The key to professional success goes beyond books and good grades, we were told: networking is as important as the degrees you have and what you know. And indeed, different studies show that the … [Read more...] about Why are men better at networking?
The effects of money, gender and race on electoral success
Para leer en español, haz clic aquí Follow @luanaozemela Follow @vivianro17 Last year the IDB hosted the screening and panel discussion of Madame Presidenta: Why not US?, a documentary that asks what would it take to elect a female President in the US, like Brazil did in 2010. Recent data about the 2014 Brazilian election suggests another question: is Brazil the example to … [Read more...] about The effects of money, gender and race on electoral success
Mestizo or indigenous: would you treat me differently?
Para leer en español, haz clic aquí Ten women prepare themselves: hair, makeup, clothes, and posture. They practice proper cadence for scripted answers to questions they will soon be asked. Each of them will say she arrived in Lima from an Andean town seeking a brighter future for her two children. Her partner is returning after being away for six months for work, and they do … [Read more...] about Mestizo or indigenous: would you treat me differently?