Published on Friday, March 5, 2021

Colombia | Prioritizing diversity and inclusion in recovery

Diversity and representation of all population groups in the economy is a necessary factor in order to achieve a high and sustainable recovery. In this way, the inclusion of women becomes even more important, mainly because of the additional responsibilities and vulnerabilities caused by the pandemic.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • In diversity issues, representation is a necessary but not a sufficient condition.
  • The participation of women in an inclusive manner is the key tool to promote their individual growth, the growth of the group in which they participate, and the growth of society as a whole.
  • In times of pandemic, women's inclusion becomes more relevant because of their role as caregivers of children, youth and older adults, frontline health workers and household caregivers, to highlight just a few.
  • Women have been more vulnerable both economically and health-wise due to the additional responsibilities that have arisen because of the pandemic.
  • In order to ensure a rapid and sustainable recovery, private and public recovery policies need to have a diversity and inclusion focus.

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