What the evidence tells us In the past few decades, significant effort has been devoted to designing and implementing programs and policies to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Nevertheless, a high level of SGBV persists in all countries in the region. We still know very little about what works, for whom and under what conditions. This is true for both … [Read more...] about What does it take to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence?
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The concentration of political power by men and the cultural patterns of machismo deepen the grave problem of violence against women and girls. Failure to transform the constructs of male dominance in boys, men, and institutions limit the possibility of an inclusive and gender-just post-COVID-19 recovery. Furthermore, government inaction and negligence in risk management could … [Read more...] about COVID-19, MASCULINITIES AND A MANDATE FOR GENDER JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
We continually read about the problem caused by the low representation of women in the technology sector, both in the education process and in the labor market. With this in mind, we started the call for what ended up being the first 100% virtual hackathon in Paraguay. In a couple of weeks, we had more than 230 people registered. We were very happy! What took us by surprise … [Read more...] about Five lessons from a gender equality hackathon
"I was never a fearful person, but today I am afraid." That's what I thought when walking to a friend's house nearby to return a phone he lent me after mine was stolen. Both times, I was walking down an avenue. At some point in my life I was told that it was better to opt for larger streets, because there are more people there. However, as I was walking I realized that, if I … [Read more...] about Insecurity and street harassment in the time of COVID-19
The emergency generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has put to the test the public and private sectors´ response capacity as never before. It is alarming to see in the news how the pandemic overflows the healthcare system in developed countries. Likewise, the response capacity of other critical sectors has also been severely affected. For example, social protection services … [Read more...] about Responsiveness put to the test