Last week, we attended, as gender specialists, the IDB’s seminar on Gender and Transport in Mexico. During conversations held both within the event’s presentations and casually over coffee, we realized that our experiences in public transport are quite different: Andrew: I have traveled by public transport around the world, from Washington D.C., where I live, to Cairo, Lima … [Read more...] about A male traveler; a female traveler: the two faces of public transport
Should criminal justice systems use race or ethnicity-based data? (Part 1)
Para leer en español, haz click aquí Since 2010, the world has witnessed a tremendous civil society uprising in the U.S. as a result of the deaths of unarmed black men and women in the hands of the police. We all have heard about the high profile cases of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, or the recent suspicious case of Sandra Bland. The hashtag … [Read more...] about Should criminal justice systems use race or ethnicity-based data? (Part 1)
Indigenous peoples, biodiversity and “buen vivir”
How do indigenous peoples work with governments to develop public policies that promote biodiversity as a tool for sustainable development? This question is fundamental for our reflections this week as we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, established by the United Nations in 1994 to support indigenous peoples and their solutions to problems, and … [Read more...] about Indigenous peoples, biodiversity and “buen vivir”
Why do we need women’s perspective in the public sector?
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?
Yes, girls do marry as children and adolescents in Latin America
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