Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

While growing interest in the broader Latin American philosophy calls for increased textual representation and access, the role that women have played in the evolution of Latin American philosophical ideas has been largely neglected. Yet, there exists a wealth of critical feminist ideas for theories of identity, politics, and culture. ACNN studyconducted the same year, however, found that 53% of Latinas get pregnant in their teens, about twice the national average. This number, while not reflecting the hypersexuality of Latina teens, can be attributed to intersecting social issues of gender, race, class, immigrant status and education.

Ideas that are now coded as feminist are identified as such in retrospect, but in order to do them justice, they need to be accounted for in their historicity. This study has limitations such as missing data, and variation in death certification validity and completeness. In addition, we could not retrieve mortality data from Guatemala and Bolivia, two of the poorest countries in Latin America. Moreover, several countries evidenced variations of mortality rates during the study period, which can be explained by the quality of death registration in each country.

The labor force participation of women in Latin America and the Caribbean is low, and the regions gender gap is one of the widest in the world. Although important progress has been made over the last 50 years (with womens participation rate going from around 20% in the 1960s to more than 60% toward the beginning of the 2010s), the pace of growth slowed down in the early 2000s. Once they enter the labor market, women tend to be employed in lower-paying and lower-quality jobs compared to men. On top of this unfavorable situation for women, they are in disadvantage in terms of the 21st century skills and they face “glass ceilings” which limit womens access to hierarchical positions, hindering their professional progression.

IICA is engaged in creating awareness about the need to invest more in agricultural research to promote innovations for field impact. Recently in Venezuela, women researchers from the national research institute shared their points of view about the importance of innovation for development in their country. A study by the International Food Policy Research Institute found that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the overall share of female agricultural researchers is higher than in other developing regions. XY female patients with gonadal dysgenesis are sometimes referred to as “XY sex-reversed” patients or individuals with “XY sex reversal” .

Increasing pay transparency, providing Latinas access to information, negotiation tactics and connecting them with allies in the workplace can help Latinas in the fight for equal pay. Venezuela, Argentina and Uruguay have the highest participation of women in research with 48%, 44% and 40% respectively. Their input provides an important perspective in addressing the unique and pressing challenges of female farmers. When it comes to advisory services, women tend to follow the advice of other women, and hence the importance of female extension agents.

  • This study has limitations such as missing data, and variation in death certification validity and completeness.
  • As the predicted number of new cervical cancer cases in 2030 in a given country reflects both changing rates and national population projections, the countries with the largest populations proportionally have the largest number of future cervical cancer patients.
  • In many countries, women have narrowed the gender gap in educational attainment and even surpassed men in enrollment and completion rates in secondary and tertiary education.
  • “It’s something we see across the region, a new sensibility,” said Carmen Alemany Bay, a literature professor at the University of Alicante in Spain who coined the term “narrativa de lo inusual” to describe the current wave of writing from the region.

One important change is that men are participating more than before in household and unpaid care work, initially as a result of lockdowns, but subsequently during the pandemic. Despite this difficult panorama, I am confident we can reverse this scenario just as we were doing before the pandemic, when countries in the region were making significant progress in narrowing stubborn gender gaps.

It is unclear what is driving the increased mortality of cervical cancer in these countries during the last period of observation. A potential explanation for this finding is likely due to an improvement of cancer-related death certification registry, providing better identification of deaths . However, there is still a need to expand the coverage of cancer registries to obtain more reliable data in LAC to evaluate the outcomes of the interventions carried out within each country. Other factors that could increase the mortality of cervical cancer in LAC are social inequalities, low-income settings, and difficulty in accessing prompt and adequate health care delivery .

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In addition, we projected cervical cancer mortality rates to 2030 and analyzed the changes according to the risk and demographic components. Cervical cancer continues to show a high burden among young women worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Limited data is available describing cervical cancer mortality among young women in Latin America and the Caribbean . The purpose of this study was to examine the mortality trends of cervical cancer among young women in LAC and predict mortality rates to 2030. As for the sensitivity analysis, we grouped deaths from cervical cancer and cancer of the corpus uteri and uterus unspecified . In the last 4 years, Paraguay and Venezuela had the highest mortality rates, whereas El Salvador and Puerto Rico had the lowest mortality rates. The trends were very similar to the mortality estimates using only cervical cancer deaths code C53.

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

If you were to accept everything you heard about Latinas, you might think they were scheming and hypersexual, yet socially conservative women whose “equal educational opportunities” and “competitive purchasing power” signify their “arrival.” Santos, who is the co-CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina, a lifestyle brand and online community that connects Latinas with career resources, didn’t realize she was being paid unfairly until another woman of color saw Santos’ pay stub on her desk and alerted her of the discrepancy. Many of the issues curbing Latinas from advancing in their careers and earning a fair, equitable wage start with access, career experts and business leaders point out.

Bolivia, Guatemala, and Honduras were excluded because data were not available for more than 5 years. According to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which was used by all countries at the time of the study, we identified cervical neoplasm by code C53 . Population figures were obtained from the United Nations World Population Prospects 2017 Revision, by age, country and year . “As we come to the end of Hispanic Heritage Month in the midst of a global pandemic and continued racial injustice, many of us in the Latinx community have found it difficult to celebrate,” the letter began. “Inspired by the activism of the Black and Indigenous communities, many of whom also identify as Latinx, we stand in solidarity with our fellow Black, Native and Indigenous writers, co-signing their WGAW Open Letters and echoing their demands for systemic change in our industry.” The best way to celebrate International Women’s Day is to take immediate action for gender equality now that the worst of the pandemic is over, to ensure a more inclusive and sustainable future.

In this process, one bacterium designated the male bacterium transfers its DNA into the female bacterium. Bacteria are determined to be male or female by a small piece of DNA, called F-plasmid, or sex factor. Bacteria with this small piece of DNA are labeled as males, and bacteria that do not have this factor are considered females.

On the positive side, protests led by women in Latin America have sparked hope that real changes to protect women will materialize. The #NiUnaMenos movement that began in Argentina has quickly spread throughout the region and is slowly reaching to nearly every corner of the globe. Translating to ‘Not One Less,’ the movement is championing important steps like treating femicide as a violation of human rights, promoting more effective training for members of law enforcement who deal with gender-based violence, and creating an official registry of femicide cases. For example, following his 2019 election, Argentinian President Alberto Fernández created the Ministry of Women, Gender, and Diversity. While creating new ministries and offices won’t by itself turn back the tide of femicide cases, it is helpful in boosting awareness.