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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,…  


UNDP and CAF join forces to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls

The two-year programme “Development of State Capacities to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women and Girls”, will work with the governments of Argentina, Ecuador and Peru to increase their…  


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…  


Spotlight Initiative: European Union and United Nations join forces to end violence against women in Latin America

The new programmes will address legislative and policy gaps, strengthen institutions, promote gender-equitable attitudes, and provide quality services for survivors and reparations for victims of…  


Top panelists at UNGA show how government, private sector and academia can boost social innovation for the SDGs

Aruba, The Netherlands and UNDP side event during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly  


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…  


European Development Days: Gender equality and women’s empowerment key to achieving the Global Goals

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) participated in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development, which in 2018 focused on the role of women and girls in achieving the…  

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