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11 October 2016 | Infographic
Gender equality starts right from early childhood, meaning urgent action must be taken to eradicate all forms of discrimination that affect girl children and adolescents in the region.
16 November 2015 | Infographic
Femicide is the most dramatic expression of violence against women. According to official data from the region’s countries compiled by the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean of ECLAC, 1903 women were murdered because of their gender in fifteen Latin American countries and three Caribbean nations in 2014.
11 November 2015 | Infographic
Violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean must be addressed comprehensively by States, taking into account factors of economic, social and cultural inequality that operate in society and in the power relations between men and women.
27 February 2015 | Infographic
Despite the rapid incorporation of women into the labor market since the 1970s, inequalities remain in the quality of jobs and access to them. In the region this is clearly manifested in the limited presence of women in executive positions at major companies. ECLAC reviewed the situation of 72 such businesses.
29 August 2014 | Infographic
Five female presidents govern today in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and the number of women legislators, judges and mayors has increased in recent years. But these leaders represent no more than 26% of the total, on average, according to data from ECLAC’s Gender Equality Observatory. The Commission provides here the latest data on women’s participation in different spheres of political power.