Each November 25th is commemorated around the world the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On today’s blog, we would like to highlight the importance of urban policies to prevent violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). There is no shortage of official commitments to stop violence against women. At the international … [Read more...] about Three ways to reduce violence against women in our cities
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a milestone in human history: a global compact to create a future that leaves no one behind. The 17 SDGs were adopted by the 193 UN member countries at the UN General Assembly almost six years ago, on September 25, 2015. As COVID pandemic had created new challenges in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, we need … [Read more...] about An Urban Perspective on Gender and Diversity for the 2030 Agenda
Having a disability (either congenital or acquired), being elderly (with reduced mobility or degeneration of the cognitive abilities) or being a child in a city in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is not an easy task because most public spaces and services are neither accessible nor inclusive. In LAC, about 80 million people have some type of disability (more than the … [Read more...] about How to Plan Accessible Cities?
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) social exclusion has a clear gender component. Life expectancy among woman is always lower than that of men in the region, regardless their income and type of neighborhood. A recent study reveals that the life expectancy of women living in the lowest income neighborhoods of Santiago de Chile, Panama City, Mexico City, Belo … [Read more...] about Three Factors Barring Women from Accessing Housing Credit
Every May 1st, International Workers' Day is celebrated around the world. Since its origins in the 19th century, this labor movement has been predominantly urban. Nowadays, cities continue to be the epicenter of the labor demands of workers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). While it is true that economic vulnerability affects all workers in the region, women still lag … [Read more...] about Women taxi drivers: how does urban planning affect their working conditions?