The Inter-American Development Bank turns 60 this year. It was born in 1959 with a mandate and a calling: to improve lives for the people of Latin America and the Caribbean by enabling inclusive, equitable development in all its forms. In about half of the countries of the region, the Bank would be eligible to retire and draw a pension —but our work promoting gender equality in … [Read more...] about Six decades! A lot to celebrate but far from done
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On July 25, 1992 representatives from 32 countries met in the Dominican Republic to celebrate the contributions of African descendant women in Latin America and the Caribbean, marking the first International Day of African Descendent Women. Now, almost 30 years later, what do we know about black women? In many ways African descendant women in Latin America and the Caribbean … [Read more...] about Hidden figures
By Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the IDB, and Vivian Ellen Roza. 2015 featured a number of high-profile corruption scandals with catchy names in Latin America – from The Carwash in Brazil to La Linea in Guatemala. Three of these scandals happened in countries with female presidents: Argentina, Brazil and Chile. To some, this raises a … [Read more...] about Does corruption have a gender?
2016 GLOBAL GENDER SUMMIT "Your result is described as a slight automatic association for male with career and female with family”. For a man who describes himself as a feminist and has spent most of his professional life working on gender equality, my result on the Gender-Career Implicit Association Test (that I invite you to take -you need a keyboard) was devastating and … [Read more...] about Testing ourselves: do we have unconscious bias about gender and work?
MAY 8TH, MOTHER´S DAY. I know that I am not alone in carrying with me daily a sense of unease about how much time I am away from my child and what effect that will have on him. Mothers’ stress about limited quality time with their children and their children’s wellbeing is a common thread of the conversations between mothers. And for single mothers, this stress is even more … [Read more...] about When I grow up I want to be like my mom