Indigenous Peoples and Intercultural Urban Space in Quito

Project Details


General objective Understand the socioeconomic conditions of the indigenous people living in the city of Quito, as well as the advances and setbacks in terms of public policies with an intercultural perspective, favoring the situation of social policy and the fulfillment of social rights around the health, education, decent work, and the occupation of the city, rights permeated by the right to culture in a framework of interculturality Justification The presence of indigenous peoples in the city and in the urban areas of the city to the DM of Quito, becomes a relevant socio-economic, socio-political and anthropological phenomenon as it creates and recreates discriminatory practices that deepen social problems, especially , of indigenous groups, whose situation of exclusion and marginalization intensifies more and more, indigenous immigrants, once installed in the cities, are forced to face the stereotypes produced by urban cultures and to live with them; On a daily basis, they collide with the misunderstanding regarding the value of their language and customs by institutions and public spaces reluctant to recognize differences and correct inequalities in a context in which the precarious conditions of discrimination the urban population expresses itself as indigenous and socio-spatial segregation.
Effective start/end date2/01/172/01/21


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