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?
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
Migrating to cities does not always bring greater opportunities, at least not for indigenous women. Their transfer from rural to urban areas marks in them a triple condition of vulnerability: being women, being indigenous and being migrants. Racial discrimination, unequal access to decent work or basic public services, as well as residence in informal settlements vulnerable to … [Read more...] about Urban indigenous women: The challenge of creating fairer cities with cultural identity