LATIN AMERICA

28 October, 2015

SOCIOEMOTIONAL COMPETENCIES. A POLITICAL MATTER (Alejandra Solla)

What are competencies? Competencies are a dynamic and interrelated system of knowledge, skills, attitude, and values, which function as a whole in every interaction human beings have in areas of their personal, social, and working lives. They are comprised of 3 components: Knowledge – as in organised knowledge, Know-how – […]
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

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 […]
28 July, 2015

AN INTEGRATED AGENDA FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD IN ARGENTINA (Carolina Aulicino)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child established the right of all children to a full development of their potentialities. Early childhood, understood as the phase encompassing pregnancy and the earliest 4 years of children, is an especially crucial period, with a strong impact on their emotional, physical, and […]
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 […]
28 July, 2015

QUALITY OF EARLY CHILD EDUCATION AND CARE IN LATIN AMERICA. EQUALITY FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW (Flavia Marco Navarro)

In Latin America there is a growing consensus about the importance of child education and care, both for the exercise of children rights today and for its effects in the future. There are also some awareness among social and political actors on the need to increase the coverage of institutionalized […]
30 June, 2015

TWO RENEWED ATTEMPTS AT COORDINATION: THE COSTA RICAN AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CASES (Fabián Repetto)

A substantive argument informs the recent debate of a considerable section of Latin American social policy. This argument maintains that, since conditional transfer programmes are under way in about twenty countries of the region, in the face of the potentialities and limitations of this kind of interventions with a history […]
26 June, 2015

EXPECTATIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND FRUSTRATIONS CONCERNING MERCOSUR SOCIAL (Bertrand Le Fur)

From Bolivar’s dream to establish a “Nation of Republics” in the 19th century to the latest processes, in South America integration produces great expectations but also great frustrations. MERCOSUR seems to have been unable to avoid the latter but it has made some real progress. In order to comprehend the […]