Proyects and Initiatives

America Latina Genera, knowledge management for Gender Equality: The project contributes to boost a comprehensive agenda in policies, programmes and strategies in the region as a means to advance gender equality. To achieve this, the project seeks to :

• Consolidate and expand the portal America Latina Genera to facilitate access to information and knowledge on gender issues, organize results, experiences and methodologies.
• Strengthen national and regional capacities to mainstream gender in programmes and strategic projects so that these contribute to gender equality.
• Generate exchange, debate and policy dialogue on gender equality in the region to advance equality.
• Improve media and journalistic approach to gender.
• Strengthen gender networks through effective coordination with other United Nations agencies and global coordination to solidly contribute to reducing gender inequalities.
Countries: Spanish-speaking countries in the region. Soon to cover Anglophone Caribbean countries.

Towards a parity democracy: aims to boost the concept of society as equally composed of women and men and that their full and equal enjoyment of citizenship is contingent upon their equal representation in political decision-making positions. The initiative works with parliaments and the executive branch as well as with civil society organizations to advance the necessary political changes in Latin American societies. The initiative aims to promote and create opportunities for exchange and dialogue enabling equality agendas arrange national and regional level.

Countries: Costa Rica, Uruguay, Chile, Dominican Republic, Colombia, El Salvador (being extended to others).

Gender Seal - Equality in the workplace: this initiative seeks to boost gender equality in the region by granting gender equality champions—public and private companies— a Gender Seal. The Seal not only encourages public and private companies in the region to boost equality, but it also entails the transfer of knowledge between ongoing experiences and other countries, South-South cooperation, plus enhanced monitoring of companies’ practices to boost equality.

Countries: Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Honduras, El Salvador (being extended to others).

Equality, MDGs and post-2015 agenda: this regional initiative tackles gender inequalities as a key issue for achieving the MDGs, with emphasis on decent work goals, political participation of women and ending violence against women. The initiative also relates to the new global agenda (post-2015 agenda), through the generation of knowledge and social dialogue on the subject and communication for social change.

Promoting gender mainstreaming: The overall objective is to help shape public policies that transform the structures, values ​​and patterns that perpetuate gender inequalities. The specific objective is to help develop and strengthen the capacity of public institutions to help boost equality and help coordinate an equality agenda. It also helps share information, exchange knowledge.

Boosting Capabilities for equality: this project seeks to strengthen the capacities of national and regional actors to position the gender equality agenda in the region and help implement the Brasilia Consensus. The work is mainly oriented to work with parliaments and media.

Country: All Region.