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Afrodescendants and the matrix of social inequality in Latin America: challenges for inclusion. Summary

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Afrodescendants and the matrix of social inequality in Latin America: challenges for inclusion. Summary

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL-Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas Physical Description: 49 páginas. Editorial: ECLAC Date: May 2021 ECLAC symbol: LC/TS.2021/26

Description

This document, a summary of the study “Afrodescendientes y la matriz de la desigualdad social en América Latina: retos para la inclusión”, provides new and updated information on the living conditions of Afrodescendants. Progress has been made in various areas of development, but not enough to overcome the racism and deep structural inequalities that still exist. These findings highlight the urgent challenges facing States and society at large. Accordingly, a set of policy recommendations is offered for consideration in the necessary processes of transformation and deepening of democracy in the region.

Table of contents

Introduction .-- A. Conceptual framework .-- B. Regulatory framework for promoting equality and guaranteeing the rights of the Afrodescendent population in Latin America .-- C. The Afrodescendent movement and organizations, participation and representation .-- D. Statistical visibility of the Afrodescendent population and the right to information .-- E. The Afrodescendent demographic context .-- F. Poverty, stratification and access to services .-- G. Health inequalities .-- H. Inequalities in education .-- I. Afrodescendants with disabilities .-- J. Inequalities in the world of work .-- K. Violence .-- L. Racism and migration: intersectionality within a common issue .-- M. Institutional framework and policies for promoting racial equality .-- N. Conclusions and recommendations.