Para leer en español, haz click aquí [vsw id="VbISE9IM5Sk" source="youtube" width="500" height="344" autoplay="no"] Seguir a @LuisMarquez_F I am from Mexico. That is why you wouldn’t be surprised if I admit that I am a huge soccer (fútbol) fan. That is exactly why I was completely shocked when, in the middle of the World Cup in Brazil, I read an article about how … [Read more...] about The dark side of post-World Cup celebrations: more violence against women
By Gary Barker* Para leer en español, haz click aquí Women’s participation in the labor force continues to grow in Latin America and the Caribbean. Indeed, that growth is one of the reasons the region is now – with all its inequalities – middle income. There are five women heads of State, and women are increasingly visible in public and private sector leadership. Women are … [Read more...] about When women go to work, where do men go?
By Alice Driver* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @aliceldriver The pressure to find the 276 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls didn’t initially come from the Nigerian government, from international heads of state, or from news organizations. It mounted on Twitter with a flowing river of hashtags– #BringBackOurGirls, #BringBackOurDaughters–hashtags that then made … [Read more...] about Hashtag activism: #BringBackOurGirls
Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @calemann A recently published book claims that there is one. Compared with men, it alleges, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they will do worse on tests, undervalue their scientific skills, and generally underestimate their abilities, therefore opting out of many educational, employment and … [Read more...] about Is there a gender confidence gap?
Para leer en español, haz clik aquí At one point in my development career I faced the challenge of actively including the private sector in every community-level development operation in my portfolio. What started as a requirement became a passion. In part, because companies brought important know-how in business development, economic development and job creation – primary … [Read more...] about Could companies be genuinely interested in equality or is just marketing?