By Claret Vargas |
At a time when the human rights movement is facing great challenges, and at a moment when there is a widespread recognition that the human rights movement must be more interdisciplinary, and locally connected, human rights advocates should be more purposeful in integrating art, in addition to social sciences, into our practice.
The census that began this week does not have the questions to properly account for the LGBT population, or the peasant population, or to evaluate multidimensional poverty.
How is the State going to take peasants into account in its policies if it does not count them in its main instrument for collecting information, which is the census? The request of peasants is fair because this population has historically suffered from structural discrimination. A single piece of data shows that: rural poverty (45%) is approximately three times higher than urban poverty (15%).