Every year, International Women’s Day is a moment to celebrate the contributions and achievements of women and take stock of how far women have come in the fight for gender equality and inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean, and around the world. This occasion also reminds us how much more work we have to do in order to create the conditions so women can recover from … [Read more...] about IDB’s Commitment to Women Empowerment
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We started 2021 with social networks alerting us that the employment crisis was affecting mainly women. For example, a news item from the United States indicated that all 140,000 jobs lost during December 2020 were for women. Furthermore, the news reported that the only ones who had recovered jobs during that month had been men. Similarly, the newly elected first female vice … [Read more...] about COVID-19: An opportunity to transform female employment
We are all under the same storm, but not in the same boat. This assertion is commonly used to illustrate how the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened inequalities. Based on the 2020 labor market surveys, a recent blog post looks into the employment gaps between men and women. It highlights not only the magnitude of the drop in employment figures but also the speed of recovery - both … [Read more...] about Women who care
Latin America and the Caribbean is the fastest-aging region in the world. In three decades, one in four people will be over 60 years old. This irreversible trend will disproportionately affect women. Why? The existing supply of formal long-term care services is insufficient to meet the demand; therefore, the vast majority of people receive care from the women in their family … [Read more...] about Care is a gender issue
"The death of a titan leaves behind a heroine widow: a goodbye to Jorge Raygada." That was the headline of a Venezuelan newspaper the day after my father died. It was the last tribute to a humanist, journalist, politician, who dedicated his life to promoting social welfare and democratic values in Latin America. To me, it was also a goodbye to the best dad in the world, a … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a father?