IssuesCoronavirus Inclusive Growth Women
RegionsLatin America Northern Triangle
New AtlanticistMar 31, 2021
The pandemic is a chance to reshape women’s roles in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Eva Lardizábal
The economic crisis triggered by the pandemic has had unequal consequences across Latin America and the Caribbean, with women disproportionately affected. But the pandemic is an opportunity for the region to reshape women’s roles in the economy, politics, and society.
Eva Lardizábal is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she focuses on regional economic development and prosperity, Central America, and the rule of law. Lardizábal authors the center’s biweekly Aviso LatAm newsletter and frequently organizes policy dialogues with high-level government officials, business leaders, and civil-society members across the United States and Latin America. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she worked at the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program and the Organization of American States. Originally from Honduras, Lardizábal holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Latin American studies from the University of Pennsylvania.