Why should we support female leadership? The answer is quite simple: because more women in leadership positions strengthen and increase the growth of companies and organizations. Evidence indicates that more women in the workplace, including directive boards, benefit group dynamics and give more diversity to decision-making processes. The outcome are more productive companies … [Read more...] about Supporting female leadership in my workplace
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International Women's Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the gender gaps that persist in Latin America and the Caribbean. With a labor force participation 27% lower than men's and a wage gap of 18%, these figures are the tip of the iceberg of deeper structural problems. The pandemic has undoubtedly helped to deepen these gaps. Countries face unprecedented challenges … [Read more...] about What would a region without gender gaps look like?
What the evidence tells us In the past few decades, significant effort has been devoted to designing and implementing programs and policies to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Nevertheless, a high level of SGBV persists in all countries in the region. We still know very little about what works, for whom and under what conditions. This is true for both … [Read more...] about What does it take to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence?
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
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