The power of parity in Latin America

As International Women’s day once again focuses attention on gender inequality around the world, Latin America has made welcome progress in some areas. The region has three of the top ten fastest-improving countries in the world since 2006—Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua—according to the World Economic Forum. However, on current trends the region as a whole could take another 72 years to fully close the gender gap. Many Latin American women continue not only to have less economic opportunity and earning power than men but are also subject to social evils including high levels of gender-based violence perpetrated against them. The ni una menos protest movement that began in Argentina in 2015 and is now spreading across the region is a […]