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The Public Debate Over Private Lives

In this article of Americas Quarterly, Joan Caivano and Jane Marcus-Delgado look at abortion access and reproductive rights in Latin American countries.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

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Michelle Bachelet

Beyond Equal Rights

Women’s political and economic participation strengthens democracy, equality and the economy.

Michelle Bachelet

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

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From Gender Blind to Gender Conscious: A Discussion on Gender Equity in Latin America

Latin America has made significant strides over the past four decades to equalize opportunities for women in education, healthcare, and employment. Yet according to Augusto de la Torre, chief economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, these “first generation” gender gains are leading to second generation challenges that must be addressed to ensure equitable outcomes in the future.

Scott Odell

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Vanda Pignato

Reaching Out to Women: A Conversation with Vanda Pignato

On March 8, 2012 the Inter-American Dialogue held an exchange with El Salvador’s first lady and secretary of social inclusion Vanda Pignato—who discussed Ciudad Mujer, the country’s imaginative approach to providing needed services to women.

Amber Hodgen

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Peruvian woman

Women still playing catch up

Women in Latin America have come a long way but aren’t there yet. The legacy of Iberian colonialism, male-centered Catholicism and an undemocratic past all contributed to societies that subjugated women to men.

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

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Cuba and Gender Equality: Is Progress Being Made?

On May 21, 2010, the Dialogue and the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University jointly sponsored an event on gender equality in Cuba. Cuba has a solid record on gender equality based on some social indicators, with higher percentages of women involved in politics than most of its Latin American counterparts, but lacks women in the highest tiers of power.

Carl-Henri Prophète

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Colombia Soy Yo

Women Leaders in the Peace-Building Process

Women are integral to the process of post-conflict reconstruction in Latin America. On Friday, January 23, 2009, a panel of four women leaders from Bolivia and Colombia discussed the role of women in promoting a culture of non-violence and peace-building in the region.

Christina Lara

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