International Women's Day: A long way to go to achieve employment equity in the region
March 8th marks the commemoration of International Women’s Day throughout the world, a day to remember that although progress has been made, the road towards achieving gender equity in our region remains long and complex. Today, working women in Latin America and the Caribbean earn 17% less than men with the same qualifications and doing the same job, according to the most recent ILO report. Similarly, labor conditions are still systematically unequal.
The RIAL-OAS reaffirms its commitment with the Ministries of Labor to continue supporting their gender mainstreaming processes to reduce the gender gap in the labor market. The next event will be the RIAL Workshop on “The Institutionalization of a Gender Approach in the Ministries of Labor,” aimed at strengthening the capacities of the Gender Units or offices. It will take place from May 19 to the 21 in Buenos Aires.