Our planet will be home to more than 6.7 billion people by 2050. The main population growth will take place in cities, accounting for 75% of the total population. We can therefore conclude that our future will be eminently urban. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) things are very similar. Did you know that 90% of Latin Americans and Caribbeans will reside in urban … [Read more...] about Improving neighborhoods in Paraguay through social engagement strategies
The caregiving crisis in informal settlements
“I'm a hairdresser (...) but I need to take care of my aunt [who has a severe disability], of my daughter [who's only 12 years old] and the house” says Lorena, from Río Paraná, in Corrientes, Argentina. Just like many other women in the region, Lorena must balance her professional life with housework and caregiving responsibilities. These responsibilities are particularly … [Read more...] about The caregiving crisis in informal settlements
Does living in a vulnerable neighborhood influence the options of finding a job?
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?
How does a home influence the health of its occupants?
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?
Do neighborhood improvement programs improve school attendance?
Every January 24 we commemorate the International Day of Education. This celebration offers us an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of quality education for countries to break the cycle of poverty that leaves behind millions of children, youth, and adults. For this reason, today's blog will be dedicated to present a recent study that has found evidence of the … [Read more...] about Do neighborhood improvement programs improve school attendance?