The gender gap in mathematics is closing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Girls are on par with boys in most participating countries in the most recent regional standardized test. Yet, they continue to be underrepresented in courses and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Research often attributes the lack of women and girls in STEM to … [Read more...] about Beating the Odds! New Evidence on how to Get Girls into STEM Careers
My first trip to Salvador, Bahia was in 1996 during one of the many renovation waves of historic Pelorinho. I was traveling with my mother and as we walked around the historic center, we could feel that things were changing. There was a sense of uncertainty about who would be the future occupants of this community. One of our tour guides even told us if you come back, “we” may … [Read more...] about Centering Race in Salvador Bahia: Development and Sustainable Tourism
What does a woman leader look like? In Let's talk equality we had the chance to interview women who are leaders in what they do, but in very different ways. Different nationalities, jobs, and life stories are reflected in these brief portraits of women who have a lot to teach us. 1. Lidia Huayllas: “Prejudices have been left behind, now we can only move … [Read more...] about Three Interviews with Female Leaders You Can’t Miss
Infrastructure and accessibility: When public buildings are not for everyone Laura is a 24-year-old woman who visits her local library daily to read for two hours. Even though she can enjoy the great collection of books and spaces, every day she must face barriers that remind her why the library is not a place for everyone. The service staff does not have the tools to … [Read more...] about Cities for all: how can we create accessibility for people with disabilities?
The problem with masculinity Most interventions directed at intimate partner violence are focused on responding to the violence and offering support to victims once it has already happened; but fewer focus on its prevention. To reduce intimate partner violence, it is necessary to direct our efforts towards the most common perpetrators: men. How? There are multiple ways to do … [Read more...] about Promoting healthy masculinities – via Whatsapp?