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Reparation: Acknowledging the resilient lives of trans people in Latin America

In the Latin American context, countries such as Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador and Uruguay have established legal mechanisms to allow individual and groups that been systematically discriminated.  


Central America: Eradicating violence towards women is vital to state security

It is crucial to recognize violence against women as an essential element of citizen security: tackling it is a key step to build more cohesive and peaceful societies. Addressing general societal…  


In defense of nature: women at the forefront

Women, especially indigenous, are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence – roughly 50% of female activists murdered for defending land and environmental rights.  


The Extra Mile: going beyond gender identity laws to promote the social and economic inclusion of transgender people in Latin America

Several Latin American countries are leading the way in passing gender identity laws that allow people to change their names and gender markers without facing requirements such as hormone therapy,…  


5 lessons that can help us understand what it means to be intersex and what are the inclusion challenges they face

En América Latina y Caribe, las personas intersex tienden a ser víctimas de discriminación, exclusión, tratamientos médicos innecesarios, violencia e invisibilización, aunque gracias a los esfuerzos…  


The SDGs are in review: how is the Dominican Republic doing?

July 17 marked a historic date for the Dominican Republic: the country presented its first national voluntary review, along with 45 other countries that also submitted reports. Why is this review…  


Everyone Stands to Gain When More Women take Top Positions in Businesses

Since women make up half of the population of our region, it would make sense for them to have a similar representation in the different sectors of society.  


More women in decision-making positions in business benefits all

According to ILO, women represent only 4.2% of CEOs among the 1,269 listed companies. Furthermore, almost half of the executive boards in the region are comprised exclusively of men with women making…  


Making the Business Case for Gender Equality

Empowering women and girls is key to achieving all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. At the moment, however, gender bias remains a significant obstacle to global…  

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