It's May 28, 2023: International Menstrual Hygiene Day. Still to this day, millions don´t have access to products that ensure proper menstrual health. This is compounded by stigmas, misinformation, and insufficient or inadequate infrastructure. The taboos associated with this natural process cause many girls to miss up to 5 days of school each month. Recently, several … [Read more...] about Menstrual Health and Menopause: Stages that Go Hand in Hand
What If There Were 100 Women in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Eight years ago, the IDB tried to illustrate what Latin America and the Caribbean would look like if it was populated by only 100 people. This exercise gave us a perspective on many aspects of the living conditions of the population in the region: from how diverse it is, to the lack of access to basic services that a substantial percentage of it suffers. On this … [Read more...] about What If There Were 100 Women in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Supporting women’s leadership in my workplace
Why should we support women's 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 women’s leadership in my workplace
What would a region without gender gaps look like?
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?