20 August 2018 | News
Fifty-seventh meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded in Santiago, Chile, with a reinforced commitment to address persistent obstacles faced by women in order to achieve sustainable development with equality
7 March 2018 | News
The theme of this year’s IWD is the `Time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’.
1 February 2018 | News
A newly published joint study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Organization for Migration, `Women’s Empowerment and Migration in the Caribbean’, analyses the implications of female migration at the individual, household and community levels, in both sending and receiving countries.
6 October 2017 | News
ECLAC’s next Regional Conference on Women – which will take place in 2019 in Santiago, Chile – will focus on the achievement of women’s economic autonomy, which is key for enabling them to exercise the rest of their rights, according to officials.
5 October 2017 | Press Release
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, led the inauguration of the Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women.
12 July 2017 | Press Release
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the organization, presented the outlook for the subregion during an event held in New York in the framework of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.
27 July 2016 | News
The Caribbean preparatory meeting of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean takes place on 26-27 July 2016 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
7 March 2016 | Infographic
The unpaid care work performed primarily by women, underpins all societies, contributing to well-being, social development and economic growth. Care work involves a variety of domestic tasks, such as the preparation of food, cleaning, washing and ironing of clothes, the collection of water and fuel for cooking, as well as, the care of mostly dependant family members, including children, older persons and persons with disabilities.
The time-use survey is the only available tool for measuring unpaid care work and is also a more cost effective method of collecting timely and accurate data on the gender division of labour within households and the interdependence of the paid and unpaid work undertaken by women and men.