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
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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?
Have you wondered why? As the coronavirus crisis hits Latin America and the Caribbean, in the midst of International Women’s Month, have you wondered what consequences this pandemic can have in terms of gender in the region? Acknowledging to what extent this health crisis affects women and men differently, is essential to truly understand its effects on people, an … [Read more...] about Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus
The famous phrase “women rights are human rights” was first spoken 25 years ago, when the nations of the world met in Beijing, China to make concrete commitments to close gender gaps. Since then, hundreds of local and international organizations have been working to uphold women’s rights and achieve equal economic participation, including the Inter-American Development Bank … [Read more...] about 25 years after Beijing, what are LAC countries doing to close gender economic gaps?