Analysis

How Can Women in the Region Crack the Glass Ceiling?

Why is there such a lack of women in powerful seats running companies or sitting on boards in the region?

Donna Hrinak, Elena Viyella de Paliza, Fernanda Vicente, Sylvia Maxfield, Marc Andersen

˙ Latin America Advisor

The Reproductive Rights Debate in Latin America

While the overall landscape for reproductive rights showed little change in 2014, there is evidence of glacier-like movement toward easing restrictions on abortion.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

What Are the Critical Issues Facing Women?

How are women faring in Latin America? Where has progress been made and how has that been achieved?

Joan Caivano, Jacqueline Pitanguy, Maria de los Ángeles Fernández R.

Zika and the Right to Abortion

In Brazil, the possibility of pregnant women with Zika having access to abortion has not entered the public debate.

Jacqueline Pitanguy

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Criminal Abortion Laws in Latin America

On April 6th, 2016, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on “Criminal Abortion Laws in Latin America”.

Joan Caivano, Diana Jordán

Event Summaries ˙

Campaign Finance and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Despite taking significant steps towards a more gender-balanced political system –notably the recent adoption of female representation quotas— Colombia, like many other Latin American countries, continues to struggle with the legacies of pervasive social, economic and political inequality that disproportionately affect women. The study gauges the effect that campaign finance has for aspiring female leaders, and puts it in the context of broader social and cultural barriers that hinder women’s political activism throughout the region.

Tim Mahony

Event Summaries ˙

Top LGBT Stories from the Americas

Our hemisphere is quickly becoming one of the most gay-friendly territories in the world, but not everything is advancing positively.

Javier Corrales

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Huffington Post

Women Rule South America

Would this be a more compassionate, more peaceful planet if more of it were ruled by women?

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Diplomatist

women on the verge, report

Women on the Verge: Corporate Power in Latin America

Research shows that what is good for women is good for business organizations as a whole, especially for organizational leadership.

Joan Caivano, Peter Hakim, Sylvia Maxfield

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Video

LGBT Rights in the Americas

Argentina is leading the way in the push for LGBT equality in the Americas, but despite its progressive laws, much remains to be done.

Cameron Combs

Event Summaries ˙

Laura Chinchilla, Sylvia Escovar

Members in the News: Laura Chinchilla & Sylvia Escovar

Two Dialogue members, Laura Chinchilla and Sylvia Escovar, were named “Women of the Decade” at the 2020 Women Economic Forum (WEF) for Latin America. The WEF focuses on the role of women in the global economy, and this year’s virtual conference took place on November 6 and 7, 2020.

Laura Chinchilla, Sylvia Escovar

Member in the News ˙