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HEALTH CARE AT PRO MUJER: GOING DIGITAL TO BREAK BARRIERS

Pro Mujer is incorporating new technologies to provide preventive healthcare to women in Latin America High quality, affordable, and gender-sensitive healthcare remains largely inaccessible to women in Latin America. Many often face the burden of unpaid childcare and work, making lack of time a critical barrier to prioritizing care for themselves. Some lack a nearby…
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A Gender Lens Investing Scorecard Helps Investors and Companies Advance Gender Equality

As part of Pro Mujer’s efforts to strengthen gender lens investing in Latin America, we have joined forces with Deetken Impact, an impact investing firm in Canada, to create an innovative Scorecard to help investors and companies incorporate a gender approach to their investments and business models. The Scorecard was developed as part of the…
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Pro Mujer Launches Bolivia’s first Country-wide Helpline to Support Women Experiencing Violence

Bolivia is one of the most violent countries for women in the world. The new helpline provides counselling and intervention to save lives and help end gender-based violence in the country. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Bolivia ranks among the countries with the highest rates of femicide in Latin America,…
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Pro Mujer launches Covid-19 app to keep its employees safe across Latin America

As part of our efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pro Mujer’s technology team, led by Chief Technology Officer Lelio Di Geronimo, developed and launched the mobile app RADAR for Pro Mujer’s employees across Latin America. The app provides a daily snapshot of the organizational risk for COVID-19 infection, helping Pro Mujer respond swiftly…
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4 Ways Investors Can Directly Address the Gender Gap

In Latin America, women entrepreneurs often face barriers when accessing needed capital to start and grow their businesses. Applying a gender lens into the investment process is fundamental to help close the gender gap. Investors have an important role to play in advancing economic progress and gender equity in Latin America. Evidence-based research shows that…
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TECHNOLOGY CAN ACCELERATE EQUAL ACCESS TO WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE

On World Health Day, Pro Mujer joined forces with Equals Global Partnership members, including GSMA and ITU to host a Twitter Chat. As organizations working to advance gender equality and to provide tools for women and girls to thrive worldwide, we hosted this twitter chat to highlight the positive impact technology can have on the most marginalized communities.   Across underserved areas around the world, a lack of clinics and hospitals, and infrastructure such as roads or bridges make it difficult for women to access health care. The…
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Marcela, a handicraft business owner had to close down her business, for now

Most Pro Mujer women have been affected by the pandemic one way or another. Due to quarantine measures, they have had to close down their businesses, or deal with diminishing sales and the pressure to re-think their source of income. Pro Mujer is quickly adapting and finding solutions to help these women. The Covid-19 pandemic…
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The Pandemic Will Not Deter Us

How Pro Mujer is adapting to help women be resilient and stay healthy. This article was originally published by the Center for Financial Inclusion COVID-19 impacts every one of us, transforming economies, healthcare and education. Our communities are forever changed, and it’s up to world leaders, organizations, governments and businesses to act quickly to help…
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What is Gender Lens Investing and how does it impact women-led businesses?

The growing practice of gender lens investing has been proving that investment can be a powerful tool for promoting gender equality. Gender lens investing is simply the process of incorporating a gender analysis when making investments to ensure that capital not only generates financial returns but helps drive positive outcomes for women. Using capital as…
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One test that can save your life: Veronica's story

Cervical cancer prevention is an essential part of sexual and reproductive health care for women. Through Pro Mujer’s health services, Veronica was able to receive a critical screening and intervention. In 2008, Pro Mujer expanded its presence in northwest Argentina, opening four Service Centers in Tucuman and Salta, focusing on some of Argentina’s most marginalized…
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