"There are a number of problems that frustrate the 'buen vivir' (well-being) of black people in Colombia on a daily basis" says Mayra, an Afro-Colombian leader from the municipality of Guachené, Cauca. Some of these problems, she says, could be solved through projects carried out by the Afro-Colombian communities themselves. However, she believes that their own resources are … [Read more...] about Afro-Colombian leaders: three keys to successful training processes
Equality, yes, but... Promoting gender equality is necessary but not enough. Achieving gender equality is a key target for women to have equal opportunities to achieve their full development in all areas of life. However, in multiethnic societies, a unidimensional conception of this objective may not be enough to close the gaps that affect women in our region. This is the … [Read more...] about Gaps in secondary education: the dual challenge for indigenous women and girls
"From there" - that's what the first part of the word "Indigenous" means. The suffix "genus" means "born" or "originated." In essence, this term, derived from Latin, means "originated from there." The origins, the "from there" of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, are diverse. There are more than 800 cultures present in the region. This "from there" … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Integrate Indigenous Identity into International Development Projects
Accessibility is a fundamental right for all people, not only for people with disabilities. Currently, a broad legislative framework recognizes the importance of ensuring accessibility in different areas such as transportation, education, health, culture, technology, justice and employment. However, there are still many gaps in implementing, enforcing and monitoring these laws. … [Read more...] about Four keys to promote accessibility in Latin America and the Caribbean
Have you ever heard someone ask a woman who is taking care of her children while she is away from home? In our region, the cultural expectation that women are the primary caregivers and responsible for household tasks still persists. However, this disproportionate burden not only affects mothers. It also has profound implications for the economy and millions of domestic … [Read more...] about How can we improve the conditions of domestic workers?