Equality, yes, but... Promoting gender equality is necessary but not enough. Achieving gender equality is a key target for women to have equal opportunities to achieve their full development in all areas of life. However, in multiethnic societies, a unidimensional conception of this objective may not be enough to close the gaps that affect women in our region. This is the … [Read more...] about Gaps in secondary education: the dual challenge for indigenous women and girls
Have you ever heard someone ask a woman who is taking care of her children while she is away from home? In our region, the cultural expectation that women are the primary caregivers and responsible for household tasks still persists. However, this disproportionate burden not only affects mothers. It also has profound implications for the economy and millions of domestic … [Read more...] about How can we improve the conditions of domestic workers?
"I always wanted to be a father. It was great news the day my partner and I took the pregnancy test and it came back positive. I thought I was prepared for what was to come - or so I thought - because I had been involved in raising my younger brother. During the pregnancy, thanks to my partner, I understood that my responsibility as a father began from the moment we made the … [Read more...] about Active Fatherhood: the Best Gift for this Father’s Day
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
A strategy for action One of the main challenges we face in reducing gender-based violence in Latin America and the Caribbean is the low number of women who look for institutional support when they suffer from it. According to the results of various surveys in the region, between 50% and 80% of the victims don't look for any kind of assistance at all. There are many … [Read more...] about Improving assistance for gender-based violence survivors