Discrimination is an invisible, but actual barrier. It not only prevents part of the population from accessing the same benefits and opportunities as those who are not discriminated against, but it also slows down the development of our region. Discrimination can take many shapes and forms and manifest in multiple places. Did you know that two people with the same experience … [Read more...] about Does living in a vulnerable neighborhood influence the options of finding a job?
It is essential to address the problem of informal settlements in our cities. Issues such as the effects of climate change, migrations, health crises, the exorbitant transformations of the territory and the change in socio-urban dynamics makes it more necessary than ever to take action to address urban informality. During the last weeks we have addressed the situation of … [Read more...] about Urban Resilience in Informal Settlements in Paraguay: a sum of long-term efforts
For another year, we will commemorate Earth Day on April 22. The national and international media will be busy publishing thousands of articles to remind us that this planet is our home. The main message will be: "If we don't take action soon, life as we know it will disappear." For many, this is an exaggeration. For others, it becomes a feeling of profound sadness since we … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2022: a sea of plastics, an ocean of tears
The quality and location of housing has direct implications for the health of those who inhabit it. There are many studies that support how the fact that residing in an adequate housing unit contributes to improving household’s health. That a home has access to water and sanitation services, in a safe area, and located close to health care and education services greatly affects … [Read more...] about How does a home influence the health of its occupants?
Jasmine lives in Ecuador. She is the head of the household, she is divorced and has 2 minor children under her care, one of them with an intellectual disability. For her and her children, the "Housing Solutions for Poor and Vulnerable Homes" program, for which they have received a subsidy for the construction of their home, has changed their lives. In the words of Jazmín: … [Read more...] about Improving Lives in Ecuador: Inclusive Social Housing