Local Inclusive Public Policies
Institutional Strengthening Fund
Morón - ArgentinaEmployment
The Institutional Strengthening Fund is a local public policy aimed at helping different civil-society institutions in Morón carry out infrastructure works and pay their taxes and utilities, so as to strengthen and encourage them in their charitable activities. The assistance focuses on community clubs, development organizations, civil not-for-profit associations, and other grassroots entities. This policy also provides for fostering and protecting small and medium-sized companies, as well as supporting local shops within the municipality. Funds derive from a surtax charged on the Security and Hygiene Inspection Tax payable by financial institutions (credit entities, banks, betting establishments, gambling houses and casinos, and other related activities). The Institutional Strengthening Fund, created by Morón’s Municipal Legislature, not only has a financial purpose, but it also provides accounting, technical and legal assistance to the beneficiary entities.
Universal access to land and housing for the population at the Municipality of Castelli
Castelli - ArgentinaHousing
This is a policy aimed at solving the housing shortage in Castelli, by allocating land and urbanizing, thus guaranteeing universal access to decent housing. A trust is also created, namely Castelli es tu casa –the first municipal real-estate trust in the country–, so that all the resources collected from the future land awardees through this Trust are exclusively used in land and housing production, so as to make this program sustainable.
Today’s Girl, Tomorrow’s Woman (Hoje Menina, Amanhã Mulher)
Recife - BrazilWomen
The local public policy “Today’s Girl, Tomorrow’s Woman” is a UNICEF project developed together with the Secretary of Women of Recife, the Embassy of the United States of America (USA) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Centro das Mulheres do Cabo, whose general objective is to contribute to the fulfillment of SDG 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” Within this framework, the project works with children and adolescents in a socially vulnerable situation with the following specific purposes: empower them on their sexual, reproductive, civil and political rights; promote their rights in general and encourage them to become “citizenship multipliers” in their communities. For that purpose, this initiative includes various activities such as the development of workshops, role-playing within the scope of the Secretary of Women and cultural activities. Finally, it is worth pointing out that this project also takes into account the development of training activities in gender mainstreaming for public officials of the Municipality of Recife.
São Paulo - BrazilDiversity and sexual Identity
This program is implemented jointly by the municipal secretariats of Human Rights and Citizenship (Sexual Diversity Coordination) and of Economic and Work Development. This is an initiative which promotes and strengthens labor inclusion, social reintegration and valorization of the citizenship for the LGBTI population with violated rights. It has the general purpose of providing a historical reparation to transvestites and transgender persons through psychosocial, legal and pedagogical support to reduce social inequality. In its implementation, it combines inter-sectorial actions with other municipal areas such as education, health and social assistance. It includes strategies such as the transfer of income conditioned by the development of formal and informal educational activities, the support during the transgender process and the heath demands it entails, etc.
Intercultural Training for Teachers and Educational Area Staff
Quilicura - ChileIntercultural education
Awareness of the educational communities is raised in order to conceptualize human mobility as a right, which is reflected in a better reception of migrant children in school communities. Also, training for the Municipal Department of Education staff is provided on the topic of migration and shelter. Actions are taken with universities interested in working on the concept of interculturality in the schools of the district.
Municipal Conferences on Policies for Migrants
San Pablo - BrazilHuman mobility
The Municipality of São Paulo promotes conferences on different problems to foster debate between public sector and civil society representatives with the purpose of formulating a proposal for a specific public policy. In this regard, two conferences were held to record the priorities of the public policy for migrants. These are events of advisory nature; public and thematic; discussion, understanding and plurality spaces which involve government bodies and civil society.
Public Policy of Aging and Old Age for the Elderly in Cali 2017-2027
(Español) Santiago de Cali - ColombiaAging
The Public Policy of Aging and Old Age for the Elderly in Santiago de Cali 2017-2027 is the result of a highly participative process, agreed and coordinated with different institutional and social players which are the reflection of joint interests in the transformation of the quality of life of the elderly. In this sense, this public policy aims at strengthening the coordinated work in governance, in order to have an impact on the protection, promotion and full exercise of the rights of the elderly. It is organized in four basic axes: Participation and Guarantee of Rights, Comprehensive Social Protection, Active Aging, Research and Education.
Ordinance for the Promotion, Protection and Guarantee of the Rights of People Living in a Situation of Human Mobility
Quito - EcuadorHuman mobility
By Ordinance 271/2008, the Municipality declares as public policy the promotion, protection and guarantee of human rights of people and families that live different mobility situations, as migrants, immigrants, displaced due to any kind of violence, people in transit and others that may be acknowledged by the Ecuadorian legislation and the Treaties and Conventions ratified by the Ecuadorian State. In order to accomplish this, the District Plan for Human Mobility is adopted as a planning tool of permanent feedback and it establishes that all policy-making, planning, management, social information and control processes must be consistent with this Plan.
Envión Avellaneda Program
Avellaneda - ArgentinaEducation
The Envión Avellaneda program is a social policy focused on the young population aged between 12 and 21 in a vulnerable situation or who suffer unmet basic needs. Through the inclusion, protection, and prevention in the fields of education, work, health, arts, and sports, together with the Municipal Council for Inclusion Policies and New Projects, the idea is to generate participation spaces for teenagers to be able to access different stages of training which strengthen their attitudes and aptitudes for their performance in school and work life. At the same time, the community, family and affective links are strengthened, which allows the teenagers to develop and grow and to move away from spaces and situations of vulnerability and social exclusion. The program has 10 field offices where 3,200 young people take part and who also receive a cash grant.
Inclusion of People with Disabilities
León - MexicoDisabilities
This Policy implements the development of programs aimed at allow social, work, cultural and health inclusion for people with disabilities. To this end, it aims to: i) create free access spaces in the city; ii) foster the economy of people with disabilities by means of labor and educational integration; iii) prevent and cater for the medical needs of people with disabilities, and iv) open new spaces for social and cultural inclusion. Its strategies of intervention are structured in 4 areas that favor the inclusion of the target population: health, social, work and mobility.
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_ Catalogue of Local Inclusive Public Policies
The Catalogue of Local Inclusive Public Policies (LIPP Catalogue) is a tool from the International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights (CIPDH-UNESCO) which compiles, systematizes and spreads the experiences of local public policies in terms of equality and non discrimination, implemented in cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The LIPP Catalogue compiles successful and often novel practices which help comply with the commitments undertaken in the Sustainable Goal Developments (SGD) 2030 Agenda and the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development, and makes them available to the public with the purpose of spreading, enhancing and promoting the exchange of experiences.Know more
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