If we do nothing, the future of work is profoundly sexist. That’s not the future we want, and it’s not smart business. COVID-19’s impact on the lives of women and girls has rolled back progress on gender equality by a generation—36 years. At the same time, the pandemic and has accelerated the “fourth industrial revolution,” with social distancing and COVID restrictions moving industries towards automation and data-mined solutions. Sexism is harming women, and it’s crushing the economy. It makes work unpredictable, leads to high turnover, and reduces productivity. Women who already face discrimination, women of color, and disabled women have felt the biggest impacts. In the US alone, black women were the only people who saw unemployment rise in December 2021. Current trends show it will take 268 years to reach gender equality. This does not have to happen. We have the power to change this future if we act now. The fourth industrial revolution must build stronger foundations for everyone. If not, it rolls back the progress we made over the first three industrial revolutions that opened up rights and opportunities. Equitable recovery from COVID-19 requires tackling the structural barriers that women and girls face; stronger investments in gender equality and women’s economic opportunitiesiv; and strengthening women’s leadership in COVID-19 response, recovery and beyond. These are fundamental rights we must uphold. They are also good business sense. We have the opportunity to unlock a resilient and promising future of work—if we prioritize and invest in gender equality. That means tackling the biases and barriers women face, thinking globally, and ensuring men are as invested in equality as women are because they see benefits, too.
Antes de la 9. Cumbre de las Américas, CARE USA, el Pulte Institute for Global Development en Notre Dame University y Central America Research Alliance convocaron a expertos de la sociedad civil en América Latina y el Caribe para analizar la intersección de la crisis humanitaria, la migración y el desplazamiento en todas las Américas, y cómo los responsables de elaborar políticas pueden apoyar un futuro más equitativo para todos. Read MoreRead More
Ahead of the 9 Summit of the Americas, CARE USA, the Pulte Institute for Global Development at Notre Dame University, and the Central America Research Alliance convened civil society experts in Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss the intersection of humanitarian crisis, migration, and displacement across the Americas, and how policymakers can support a more equitable future for all. Read MoreRead More
For the 811 million people around the globe living in hunger, the effects of the conflict in Ukraine represent another deeply alarming threat to their food security. Women, children, and other marginalized groups, who disproportionately bear the brunt of hunger crises, are especially vulnerable. There will be deadly consequences for people living in hunger if we don’t respond now to global food insecurity. Read MoreRead More