More than 20% of Latin Americans and Caribbeans feel they are discriminated against. Unfortunately, this is not just a perception; discrimination is an invisible reality and has a lot to do with purchasing power and place of residence. Last year, on the occasion of International Workers' Day, we published an article showing how the IDB had found that people living in vulnerable … [Read more...] about International Workers’ Day: How to reduce employment discrimination ?
You will probably have felt unfairly treated at some point, feeling that you were not given the same benefits or opportunities as the people around you. This situation increases if, in addition, you belong to a vulnerable group or minority, either because of your ethnicity, nationality, gender, place of residence, sexual condition or physical/mental capacity, among … [Read more...] about Have you ever been discriminated against?
The cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are full of contrasts. They are the place where poverty and extreme poverty rub shoulders daily with wealth and extreme wealth. Without going any further, 184 million (equivalent to 30% of the total population) of people live in poverty in the region, and 1 out of 4 people who live in urban areas live in informal … [Read more...] about The cities of Latin America and the Caribbean: spaces of contrasts
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?
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?