GENDER

27 October, 2015

GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPLOYMENT IN EUROPE

Recíprocamente presents a new research report on gender equality and employment in Europe published by the European Parliament. The challenge of reducing the gender pay gap has a long history in Europe, as the principle of equal pay is anchored in the founding treaty of 1957. However, the weak application […]
28 September, 2015

GENDER EQUALITY IN THE SOCIAL POLICIES OF LATIN AMERICA: TENSIONS, ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES (Leticia Benedet)

This article deals with the process to integrate the gender equality agenda into the public policies of Latin America, by identifying tensions, oppositions, and advances; by focussing especially on a new kind of public policy to be developed in Uruguay, due to its potential to become the right gender equality […]
25 September, 2015

GENDER EQUALITY AND PENSIONS: THE MOMENT IS NOW

We invite to read an interesting presentation of María Nieves Rico, Director of the Gender Affairs Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented in the framework of the International Seminar “Pension System: International Trends and Experiences”, held in Santiago, Chile on June 16, 2015. […]
25 September, 2015

MEN, WOMEN AND PENSIONS

On the issue of gender equality and pensions we present the recent report “MEN, WOMEN AND PENSIONS” by Platon Tinios, Francesca Bettio and Gianni Betti in collaboration with Thomas Georgiadis [1]. The document is divided in two parts. In the first, the authors present the basic contents for understanding and […]
25 September, 2015

VOCATIONAL TRAINING: A KEY FACTOR TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKING WORLD (María José Chamorro)

Gender stereotypes still weigh on the career selection process followed by men and women in vocational training institutes of Central America and of the Dominican Republic. This situation is exacerbated as concerns women, mainly trained for careers that are traditionally deemed feminine, leading to less productive, remunerative, and socially recognized […]
25 September, 2015

EIGE: AN EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT FOR PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN EUROPE

To improve the analysis of gender policies in Europe, Recíprocamente recommends consulting the platform developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The main task of EIGE is to assist the European Institutions and the Member States to integrate the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men […]
28 July, 2015

PATERNAL LEAVE: GENDER EQUALITY ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

The exchange of good practices on the role of men in gender equality in Europe highlights the importance of paternal leave to progress in that area. The report of a seminar on this subject – that took place in Helsinki in October 2014 – presents the context of Finland, Austria […]
28 July, 2015

CHILDCARE AND GENDER (Maria Nieves Rico)

Care is a series of activities, goods and relations aimed to people’s everyday welfare and that operates at various levels, including material, economic, moral and emotional. It is ranging from the provision of goods essential to life, such as food, shelter, cleanliness, health and assistance, to the support and the […]