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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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5 HEALTH TIPS FROM THE PRO MUJER HEALTH TEAM AMIDST THE CONORAVIRUS PANDEMIC

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, Pro Mujer is closely monitoring  official recommendations, new information and resources to help our community cope with the current crisis.  As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we are learning more about its impact on our bodies, our emotional well-being and our economies. In these difficult times,…
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RINGING THE BELL FOR GENDER EQUITY

On March 12, Pro Mujer’s Chief Operating Officer, Carmen Correa, participated at the Ring the Bell event held in the Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo (Montevideo’s Stock Exchange). Uruguay’s vice president along with first lady, and representatives of the European Union, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and UN Women also attended the event. The goal of…
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PRO MUJER APPOINTS CARMEN CORREA AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

New York, NY (February 24, 2020) Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise in Latin America, announced today the appointment of Carmen Correa as Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Correa brings to the role more than thirty years of experience in business operational management, strategic planning and program execution with a focus on sustainable development and the…
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Pro Mujer hosts the first Gender-lens Investing Forum in Latin America

As part of the Latin American Impact Investing Forum (FLII), the first GLI forum Latam will take place on February 18th in Merica, Yucatan. International speakers, investors, key agents, entrepreneurs and experts on the impact ecosystem will participate at this forum to generate a conversation that seeks to advance gender equality through impact and social investments.…
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PRO MUJER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM CFO

New York, NY (January 15, 2020) – Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise and pioneer in women’s empowerment in Latin America, announced today the appointment of Rolando Schmidt as Pro Mujer’s Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis. Also announced is the departure of Camilo Mendez, who formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and will remain close…
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