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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
Rosario Fassina AFSEE

Rosario Fassina

Coordinator of the Right to the City Program, Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ)

Rosario is an argentine urban activist who has been fighting for the urbanisation of informal settlements in Argentina for eight years. She currently coordinates the "Right to the City" Program of the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ).

Rosario coordinates various research and advocacy projects to promote slum residents' rights and encourage governments to guarantee their participation in public policy design and promote equal treatment for all inhabitants of Buenos Aires without discriminating against them because of their place of residence.

She co-founded Ciudades Comunes, a collaborative project between people from different organisations to rethink the co-construction of the city, which aims to make cities more equitable, supportive, and participatory. Rosario has conducted several projects and consultancies related to strengthening citizen participation in urban policies for local and national governments as well as international organisations.

She is also a researcher in urban studies at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She teaches Mixed Economies at the National University of General Sarmiento (UNGS).

Rosario has a degree in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).

The stories of injustice and discrimination suffered by inhabitants of informal settlements, who live next to formal cities without access to fundamental rights, are my central motivation to become an activist against urban inequalities.

Rosario Fassina


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