Indigenous people in rural areas of Latin America face significant gaps in access to energy, water and sanitation services, transportation, health, and education services, among others. In twelve countries in our region: The access of indigenous peoples to sanitation services is 18% lower than that of non-indigenous peoples. 41% of rural indigenous people do not have … [Read more...] about Ethno-engineering: Designing Infrastructure Through Ethnic Diversity
Pink Does Not Equal Gender Equity The color pink continues to reign strong when we talk about gender equity. To many brands and organizations, bright pink signifies their product or organization's commitment to improving women’s lives. “We are SO excited to unveil our brand-new, dazzlingly pink logo to celebrate Women's History Month and International … [Read more...] about Universal Policies: Secret Tools to Close Gender and Diversity Gaps
Trans People and Access to Housing What does your home mean to you? For some, it is a place to grow, learn, and find a supportive environment with family members. A home is also the infrastructure that protects from weather, rain, and external dangers. Unfortunately, for trans people, the concept of home is often linked to discrimination and exclusion so painful that it … [Read more...] about A House for Trans People
At the end of 2022, the Boards of Executive Directors of the IDB and IDB Invest approved the formation of a Working Group on Gender, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (GDEI). They recognized the group as an opportunity to improve development outcomes by striving for equal representation, voice and rights – especially given the fact that over the past decade, women have held an … [Read more...] about A New Push for Gender, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Boards of IDB and IDB Invest: Why It Matters
Infrastructure and accessibility: When public buildings are not for everyone Laura is a 24-year-old woman who visits her local library daily to read for two hours. Even though she can enjoy the great collection of books and spaces, every day she must face barriers that remind her why the library is not a place for everyone. The service staff does not have the tools to … [Read more...] about Cities for all: how can we create accessibility for people with disabilities?