Faced with the arrival of the coronavirus in their territories, indigenous peoples are in a high vulnerability for several reasons, including higher levels of poverty, lack of access to essential services, higher prevalence of chronic diseases, and various cultural barriers, including language. Also, for some indigenous peoples, especially those with a small population, in … [Read more...] about Indigenous peoples show the way
In Trinidad and Tobago, technically, there is no greater time to be born a woman than now. On average, female life expectancy at birth is the highest it has ever been. The maternal mortality rate is at its lowest over the past decade. Girls are spending more time in school than ever before, and more of them are attaining at least a secondary level of education than their male … [Read more...] about Numbers too big to ignore
For the most excluded racial and ethnic communities, the current limits to freedom are not the first, evidence of this include other pandemics, poverty, and forced displacement. In the context of COVID-19, we have recognized that structural racism is one of the most significant challenges for the global agenda, along with the climate crisis and violence against women and … [Read more...] about The power of Black women
"The death of a titan leaves behind a heroine widow: a goodbye to Jorge Raygada." That was the headline of a Venezuelan newspaper the day after my father died. It was the last tribute to a humanist, journalist, politician, who dedicated his life to promoting social welfare and democratic values in Latin America. To me, it was also a goodbye to the best dad in the world, a … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a father?
In the realm of public polices, data is a great diagnostician. Much like x-rays and blood tests, data helps to identify where the problems lie and to uncover their causes. Without such information, how can we possibly treat our social ills? Today is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), a global annual landmark dedicated to increasing … [Read more...] about Data for Equality