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II International Seminar on Gender and Poverty

On Wednesday 27 January 2010 started the Second International Seminar on Gender and Poverty, organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in collaboration with the National Women's Institute (INMUJERES), the National Council of Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), the National Institute for Social Development (INDESOL), the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI) and the Gender Affairs Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL). The objectives of the seminar are to reflect, from a theoretical and methodological point of view on the limitations of conventional measures of poverty, as well as the effects of these measurements in public policy. At its second session, seminar attendees made a recount on the lessons learned and good practices of some programs to combat poverty and capacity expansion, in order to identify windows of opportunity to incorporate the gender perspective into policies and social programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to the president of the Institute for Women INMUJERES, Rocío García Gaytán, to analyze poverty from a gender perspective involves considering the dimension of time use, of work and that of barriers to economic participation of women.

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On Wednesday 27 January 2010 started the Second International Seminar on Gender and Poverty, organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in collaboration with the National Women's Institute (INMUJERES), the National Council of Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), the National Institute for Social Development (INDESOL), the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI) and the Gender Affairs Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL). The objectives of the seminar are to reflect, from a theoretical and methodological point of view on the limitations of conventional measures of poverty, as well as the effects of these measurements in public policy. At its second session, seminar attendees made a recount on the lessons learned and good practices of some programs to combat poverty and capacity expansion, in order to identify windows of opportunity to incorporate the gender perspective into policies and social programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to the president of the Institute for Women INMUJERES, Rocío García Gaytán, to analyze poverty from a gender perspective involves considering the dimension of time use, of work and that of barriers to economic participation of women. "The limitation on access to basic services like water and electricity in poor housing, territorial isolation or lack of adequate transport services, resulting in higher unpaid workload falling on women, and less possibilities to escape poverty”, said Garcia Gaytan. On her behalf, Clemencia Muñoz, officer in charge of UNIFEM, said the seminar is given in the framework of the activities of the Gender and Poverty Observatory (OGP), which is a joint initiative of El Colegio de Mexico, INMUJERES, INDESOL and UNIFEM "this project was created with the purpose of making visible the social status of women living in poverty, their needs and experiences, and the obstacles they face to overcome shortage situations that mark their lives and that of their families "she said. Also, the UNIFEM official said that according to the Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2005 "Women's access to paid employment is lower than men's in most of the developing world ... for women there are less possibilities to maintain steady and paid jobs than for men, and they work more often in the informal economy, which provides little financial security. " Vivian Milosavljevic, CEPAL official said conventional quantitative methods are insufficient to understand how women and men experience poverty, and to generate indicators with a gender perspective for use in the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies in the countries of the region. In this sense, Gonzalo Hernández Licona, CONEVAL executive secretary, explained the official methodology for multidimensional measurement of poverty in Mexico. He said the new methodology adopts a rights-based approach and incorporates educational backwardness indicators, access to health services, access to social security, quality and space of living, basic services in housing, access to food; current per capita income and the degree of social cohesion, as indicated by the Social Development Law. "The results of the of Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH) 2008 INEGI, tell us that there are nearly 47 million people living in poverty – moderate and extreme -, 35 million people vulnerable due to lackness, and nearly 5 million vulnerable due to income, "he said. "The CONEVAL is working to obtain more specific gender indicators, based on a multidimensional approach, and from ENIGH and National Census of Population and Housing data," he said. The event was attended by specialists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, United States, Guatemala and Mexico, among other countries.