Income level is one of the most important factors determining the quality of housing. However, studies show that, even at the same income level, female-headed households, or those composed of diverse populations, are more likely to be inadequately housed. The causes behind this overrepresentation are complex and multiple. For example, women suffer disadvantages in the labor … [Read more...] about Why do we need a gender and diversity approach to address the housing deficit?
Climate change is not gender neutral. The impacts of climate change are strongly linked to socioeconomic inequality, and the level of poverty of households in informal neighborhoods. In the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), poverty has a female face: 1 in 4 households (the highest rate in the world) is headed by a woman. Therefore, it is essential that our … [Read more...] about Women as leaders of urban climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean
Today, March 8, we commemorate International Women's Day. Within the framework of this anniversary, the Housing and Urban Development Division (HUD) within the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) would like to share some good practices with a gender perspective, which seek to improve the lives of women in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This propose is … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: From words to action
Inequality is a structural and persistent feature in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The cities of our region are, due to their great diversity and size, a living reflection of this problem. In this context, minorities (either because of their ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc.), are especially vulnerable and are often, on many … [Read more...] about How to foster the inclusion of Afro-descendant people in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean?
More than 1 billion people around the world have one or more types of disability. The way in which most urban areas are designed may prevent them from fully enjoying their city. In today's blog, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), we want to highlight the importance of taking into account the needs of the entire population when designing policies … [Read more...] about What does it mean to design an inclusive city?