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
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Watch the recording of the launch event here By Leonardo Gasparini and Mariana Marchionni* The strong increase in female labor force participation is among the most salient socioeconomic changes in Latin America in the last half-century. Not only because it implies a profound transformation in the daily life of millions of Latin American women and families, but also because … [Read more...] about Bridging gender gaps? That is not the case with female labor force participation
Last week, we attended, as gender specialists, the IDB’s seminar on Gender and Transport in Mexico. During conversations held both within the event’s presentations and casually over coffee, we realized that our experiences in public transport are quite different: Andrew: I have traveled by public transport around the world, from Washington D.C., where I live, to Cairo, Lima … [Read more...] about A male traveler; a female traveler: the two faces of public transport
By Santiago Levy* Women’s inclusion in decision-making bodies in the public sector leads to better development outcomes. A mounting body of evidence indicates that women’s presence in elective office increases the probability that women’s interests will be represented. This is very relevant, as women have different preferences than men over the allocation of public resources … [Read more...] about Why do we need women’s perspective in the public sector?
Para leer en español, haz click aquí By Gary Barker* Fathers matter. Around 80% of men will become fathers at some point in their lives, and virtually all men have some connection to children. Father-child relationships have profound and wide-ranging impacts on children that last a lifetime. Furthermore, men’s participation as fathers and as caregivers matters tremendously … [Read more...] about On the road to gender equality, fathers matter