The Promise of Community Collaboration The pandemic has exposed racial and ethnic disparities, but has also demonstrated how community level partnership, access to quality information and good communication can quickly bolster vaccine rates. African descendants in Latin America have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, due to factors such as limited … [Read more...] about The Vaccine and me – Responses for African descendants
Faced with the most serious health crisis that the region has experienced in years, it is natural that we all have good reasons for wanting to be vaccinated and protected against COVID-19. Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that was reeling from social protests before the advent of COVID-19, has seen disparities aggravated by the pandemic, with the adverse effects of … [Read more...] about Equity and transparency in vaccine distribution
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
Initial evidence that COVID-19 is reaching Afro descendant communities in Latin America is growing. Statistics in Brazil show that Afro-Brazilians are more likely to have severe respiratory symptoms that are lethal (more than 20%), while the Colombian Pacific coast, with a large Afro-Colombian and indigenous population, registered the first cases of coronavirus weeks ago, and … [Read more...] about Exposure and Inequalities: African Descendants During COVID-19
Author’s note: This blog discusses domestic violence. if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and wish to seek help, please see the table at the end of the blog and call the number in your country. Do you know of other resources? please include them in the comments section. I knew that writing a blog on intimate partner violence in … [Read more...] about Home sweet home?