Equality, yes, but... Promoting gender equality is necessary but not enough. Achieving gender equality is a key target for women to have equal opportunities to achieve their full development in all areas of life. However, in multiethnic societies, a unidimensional conception of this objective may not be enough to close the gaps that affect women in our region. This is the … [Read more...] about Gaps in secondary education: the dual challenge for indigenous women and girls
Have you ever heard someone ask a woman who is taking care of her children while she is away from home? In our region, the cultural expectation that women are the primary caregivers and responsible for household tasks still persists. However, this disproportionate burden not only affects mothers. It also has profound implications for the economy and millions of domestic … [Read more...] about How can we improve the conditions of domestic workers?
It is essential to understand how the most modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), will transform gender gaps in the labor market and become a tool to reduce gender inequalities. The IDB, OECD, and Unesco joined forces to prepare a report, "The Effects of AI on Women's Working Lives," collaborating with Cambridge's Minderoo Centre for … [Read more...] about How AI can help women in the workforce
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative and the IDB Group: It was a roller coaster year for Juliana Sarmiento and her Mexico-based IT/logistics firm EnvioClick. Before COVID-19, Juliana and her partner Rosa Costes were gearing up for significant growth and expansion to other Latin American markets. But due to the pandemic, many of their clients were suddenly losing … [Read more...] about At the cutting edge of supporting Women entrepreneurship
Afro-descendants in Latin America COVID-19 has been a blow to Latin-America and the Caribbean. But, for the 100-150 million African descendants in the region, that represent 20-30% of the population, the impact has been particularly grave. African descendants have been disproportionately impacted due to inequalities in labor market access, education, and health services. The … [Read more...] about Resilience and inclusive equitable recovery