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
Improving assistance for gender-based violence survivors
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
Interview with Eliza Reid: what is it like to be the first lady of the most gender equal country in the world?
Eliza Reid, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and first lady of Iceland, the most gender equal country in the world, wants us to move past the discussion of “why do we need gender equality?” to “how do we achieve this goal?”. This is a question that Icelanders have already fully integrated in their day to day life. For the last 13 years, Iceland has ranked first in the World … [Read more...] about Interview with Eliza Reid: what is it like to be the first lady of the most gender equal country in the world?
Promoting an equitable workplace: What it means for the IDB Group
Diversity is embedded in who we are as an organization; it is our comparative advantage. The IDB Group's workforce represents 44 nationalities across various continents and speaks all or most of our four official languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Our organization also counts 6% of employees who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, 3% that self-identify … [Read more...] about Promoting an equitable workplace: What it means for the IDB Group
Green and digital: Two big trends that will change the labor market for women
The acceleration of technologies and climate change related challenges have significantly changed the way we live, and the labor market is not staying behind. How can we leverage on these changes to promote more and better work for women? At the recent Regional Policy Dialogue “Accelerating digital and green talent for 21st century women” organized by the IDB, we sought to … [Read more...] about Green and digital: Two big trends that will change the labor market for women