Eliminating the gender pay gap for equal work is one of the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 8. In 2019, to drive action toward its achievement, the United Nations General Assembly declared September 18 International Equal Pay Day. While eliminating the wage gap is an aspiration with which we all agree, it is one of the most difficult labor market outcomes to … [Read more...] about Gender Pay Gap: What Do Flexibility and Caregiving Have to Do with It?
In 2016, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) partnered to develop Gender Parity Accelerators (IPGs, for its name in Spanish) in Latin America. The French Development Agency (AFD, for its name in Spanish) joined this collaboration in 2019. IPGs brings together key actors from the public and private sectors and involves a wide range of … [Read more...] about Breaking Barriers: Outstanding Results from Gender Parity Accelerators in Latin America
Closing gender economic gaps not only equalizes the playing field between men and women. Gender parity also allows for harnessing 100% of the population's talent to accelerate the growth of Latin America and the Caribbean. According to estimates from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for countries in the Southern Cone, closing the gender economic gap implies an … [Read more...] about Gender Parity Accelerators in Latin America: Boosting Opportunities for Women
It's 8:00 in the morning, and Julia, a 21-year-old, can't hide the joy and excitement she feels as she heads to the community hall for another day of training. The sun warms the morning, and the sound of water rushing in a nearby waterfall brings a refreshing breeze. She lives in the border area between Mexico and Guatemala, north of Huehuetenango. Alongside 570 women, she has … [Read more...] about Women in Rural Areas as Agents of Change in Guatemala
The new dynamics of teleworking have left a deep impression on our lives. This has altered the way we work and distribute responsibilities at home. Events that generate changes in employment, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have impacted gender roles, paid and unpaid work. A data analysis of Costa Rica and El Salvador reveals recent transformations in the gender gap regarding … [Read more...] about Redefining work and family life: the impact of teleworking on the gender gap