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Why aren’t more Latin American women representing on the global stage?

Published originally in Spanish on AmericaEconomia.com on March 29, 2019. Opinion by: Maria Cavalcanti, President & CEO of Pro Mujer. Women across Latin America are increasingly claiming their place as the leaders-to-watch in politics, business and the media, and as entrepreneurs, entertainers, and activists. At the same time, deep political and social crises are also driving…
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Movie Weekends: New ways we're reaching communities in Mexico

On any given Saturday in a small town in Mexico, the main plaza is a place for casual gatherings, a place to greet neighbors and share beers at the nearest corner store. Residents visit small vendors for groceries, while many more relax with family. Weekends can go by silently in these towns, where there are…
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Pro Mujer Joins Growing International Partnership Coalition to Close the Digital Gender Divide

The digital gender divide refers to the disproportionate lack of access, skills and representation of women and girls in technology. According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), 12% fewer women use the internet as compared to men; this gap widens further to 33% in Least Developed Countries across the world. Low-income women and girls are challenged by…
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A new alliance to improve health coverage for Mexican women

A new alliance between Pro Mujer, a mission-driven social enterprise focused on empowering women and their families in Latin America, and the Maternal and Child Research Center of the Birth Study Group (CIMIGEN) expands women’s access to health services with more than 4,000 women in Mexico’s Iztapalapa and Tláhuac areas benefiting directly from the alliance.…
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Pro Mujer Celebrates “The Week of Lights"

This week, women throughout the province of Tucuman in Argentina participated in Pro Mujer’s annual “La Semana de las Luces” (The Week of Lights) event, where they honed digital skills and learned from specialists in health and wellness, financial education, and entrepreneurship. The festivities and trainings are aimed to benefit underserved women in the area,…
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Bridging the digital gender gap: Pro Mujer joins the EQUALS Global Partnership

Pro Mujer is a proud member of the EQUALS Global Partnership, a network of corporate, government and non-profit organizations working together to close the digital gender gap and promote equality for women in technology. Pro Mujer joins UNESCO, UN Women, GSMA and the International Union of Technology, among other leading organizations, as members of the…
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Pro Mujer Announces On-Boarding of New Global Director of Business Development Marisol Fernandez

New York, NY – September, 2018 – Pro Mujer, a leading women’s development organization in Latin America, announced the appointment of Marisol Fernandez as global business development director. Fernandez brings to Pro Mujer more than 20 years of experience with a brilliant background leading capstone projects in both, the public and private sectors. Fernandez’s major…
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Pro Mujer receives an Honorable Mention from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) JK Visionary Awards.

PRESS RELEASE: New York, NY, June 25, 2018 — Pro Mujer has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the fifth edition of the Juscelino Kubitschek Visionary Award (JK Visionary Award). This Award represents the highest honor bestowed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to recognize the organizations contributing in the most innovative and effective ways…
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Pro Mujer Women in Argentina Learn English with New Mobile App

Pro Mujer, a mission-driven social enterprise focused on empowering women and their families in Latin America, announced today a partnership with German initiative Vision Education to launch the mobile app LearnMatch for Pro Mujer beneficiaries in Argentina. The app, developed by Vision Education, allows users to learn vocabulary in a foreign language while playing virtual…
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Deetken Impact Makes Landmark Investment in Pro Mujer Mexico to Scale its Services for Women

PRESS RELEASE: May 14, 2018 New York, NY — Pro Mujer, a mission-driven social enterprise focused on empowering women and their families in Latin America, announced today that its subsidiary, Pro Mujer Mexico SOFOM (Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple), has received $1 million USD in exchange for its issuance of preferred shares to Deetken Impact, a Canadian-based…
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