Gender equity and land ownership in Bolivia

URBANET| March 13th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , |

In Bolivia, up until recently only men were recognised in titles of land ownership. If these men passed away or left, their wives or partners legally had no rights to the land and property they lived on. To change this, Habitat for Humanity International started a campaign to legally recognise women as land owners in Bolivia.

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“I hope the New Urban Agenda will be a tool” – An interview with Sonia Dias from WIEGO

Sonia Dias| March 10th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES|Tags: , , , |

Sonia Dias

Sonia Dias

Solid Waste Specialist at WIEGO
A sociologist by training, Sonia refers to herself as a “garbologist” and specializes in solid waste management. Sonia has been active in the field in Brazil since 1985 with a focus on promoting the integration of social inclusion aspects into the technical planning of waste collection and recycling. Through graduate and master’s studies, she has delved deeply into the role of participation in solid waste management in Brazil and the role of the local governments in strengthening waste pickers' organizations in Belo Horizonte City.
Sonia Dias

Sonia Dias has been working with grassroots organizations and in the informal sector in Brazil and beyond since the 1980s. A sociologist by training, her work focusses on participatory processes in waste management, always keeping the focus on the role of women in this field. In an interview with URBANET she spoke about what women can do to better make their voice heard and be more empowered in the city.

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