In Colombia, Neighborhoods Can Mean Life or Death

[…] A new initiative in Colombia is helping cities to understand and address these intra-urban inequities. In Bogota, Medellin, Cali and four other cities, Equity for Children,in partnership with Como Vamos and Fundacion Corona , has empowered children and youth, families and communities to measure and analyze young children’s quality of life — and to advocate with their local authorities to make changes in policies and funding. This has been done by collecting data on living conditions for children aged zero to five, tracking the policies that affect them, and analyzing these variables together with local groups in each neighborhood. Government agencies were invited to participate and hear citizen feedback on policies affecting young children […]. [Huffpost]

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