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Stephanie Oueda: “Equality & Diversity Must Be Lived. To Serve the Region, We Must Be the Region”

In an interview with the Negocios Sostenibles blog, the head of diversity and gender at IDB Invest explains the relevance of multilateral institutions in promoting gender equality and inclusion, the part the private sector plays in this and the importance of teaching by example.

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More Protection for More Equality

While International Women’s Day allowed for reflection on progress towards gender equality, it is also an opportunity to discuss the alarming rates of gender-based violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, aggravated by the pandemic. The private sector has an important role in evaluating and addressing risks of gender-based violence, which is paramount to achieving equality.

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Beyond Words: Success Stories with Gender Impact in IDB Invest Projects

Six months after the launch of one of the first loan programs linked to results and entrepreneur training in Central America, companies owned and led by women are already reporting new access to financing via BAC Credomatic El Salvador.

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Why We Must Invest in Women, More than Ever

'Bells' for gender equality are ringing in stock markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, as a powerful sign that a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery will depend largely on how much more we invest in women.

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More Female Role Models & Fewer Matildas

Matilda J. Gage was a women’s rights activist from the US. The campaign named after her, #NoMoreMatildas, seeks to give visibility to those female scientists that history pushed into the background, looking to encourage women to take on science-related studies.

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From Arepa Seller to Restaurant Owner: How to Help Women Entrepreneurs Grow

Female street vendors are the epitome of Latino micro-entrepreneurs, with a very clear business plan to someday set up their own stores or restaurants. During this crisis, the financial sector must take on an intermediary role by providing them with the financing they need to go digital.