By Adria Natalia Armbrister Can an emergency hotline service reduce violence against women? Colombia finds that it does: women who use the service are 37 percent less likely to report having suffered physical domestic violence and are 16 percent less likely to report having suffered psychological domestic violence. “On May 21, 2014 at around noon, I called the police … [Lee más...] about The 123 Mujer Hotline: Reducing Domestic Violence in Colombia
by Maja Schling We have all marveled at these images: The Earth at night as seen from space, shrouded in hues of dark blues and greys, the distinction between continent and ocean barely perceptible in the darkness. Clearly visible, however, are the bright specks of light distributed across the world, some only dim dots surrounded by blackness, and some larger and brilliantly … [Lee más...] about Night-time lights: Shimmering evidence of development effectiveness?
In 2011, the Symphony Association of Peru, presided over by renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez, launched the “Symphony for Peru: Music and Social Inclusion” project with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). A social intervention inspired by the successful Youth and Child Orchestras of Venezuela. The project established four musical centers in four … [Lee más...] about Symphony for Peru: Music and Social Inclusion together
Greater self-esteem and opportunities can reduce the risk of teenage pregnancy. That is a lesson of a job training program advanced by the Youth and Employment Program in the Dominican Republic. The country has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 104 births per 1,000 people between the ages of 15 and 19, almost equal to that of the … [Lee más...] about Using job training to prevent teen pregnancy in the Dominican Republic
Endowed with rich and diverse natural and cultural resources, Argentina’s Salta Province has long been known to have tremendous but untapped tourism potential. Located at the intersection of such natural attractions as the Andean highland plateau (the Puna), the Chaco forests, and the subtropical forest in the Yungas Biosphere Reserve, Salta’s landscape is graced with … [Lee más...] about How to evaluate a tourism reform without a time machine?