Have you wondered why? As the coronavirus crisis hits Latin America and the Caribbean, in the midst of International Women’s Month, have you wondered what consequences this pandemic can have in terms of gender in the region? Acknowledging to what extent this health crisis affects women and men differently, is essential to truly understand its effects on people, an … [Read more...] about Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus
The famous phrase “women rights are human rights” was first spoken 25 years ago, when the nations of the world met in Beijing, China to make concrete commitments to close gender gaps. Since then, hundreds of local and international organizations have been working to uphold women’s rights and achieve equal economic participation, including the Inter-American Development Bank … [Read more...] about 25 years after Beijing, what are LAC countries doing to close gender economic gaps?
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
By Julie T. Katzman* A little experiment carried out by two coworkers in Philadelphia went viral and made headlines across the world. For two weeks, Martin R. Schneider, an American writer, switched emails with his female colleague, Nicole Pieri. Having his emails signed by a woman’s name introduced him to a very different reality. His every suggestion began to be … [Read more...] about My two cents to women on their way up
By Sanola Daley* Three years ago when the Canadian Climate Fund (C2F) first launched, private sector clients would balk when we asked them about the gender impact of their proposed renewable energy projects. The renewable energy sector is growing in the region, bringing with it new job opportunities, skills requirements and local business development. In this part of the … [Read more...] about No women in renewable energy? Look again