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
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
Gender gaps in the Brazilian housing sector: 60% of the deficit lays amongst women-headed households Women represent over 52% of total population in Brazil. Between 2001 and 2015, the number of female-headed households increased by 105%, while male-headed households increased by just 13%, and the number of single-parent female-headed households grew by 28.3%, from 9 million … [Read more...] about Women in the Brazilian housing finance market