Women’s Right to the City: Reflections on Inclusive Urban Planning

By | 2017-10-14T15:11:30+00:00 June 7th 2017|Categories: BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING, INCLUSION|Tags: , , , , , |

Traditional city design and planning often fails to recognise the complex and unequal relations between men and women in our society, says URBANET's author Ana Falú. While women’s right to the city was largely left unattended until the recent past, it is important to understand that women have always been active participants in the building of cities. Still, many challenges remain. The progress and success of city policies depends on the capacity to ensure equal conditions and opportunities for people of all genders.

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Gender equity and land ownership in Bolivia

By | 2017-10-14T15:25:54+00:00 March 13th 2017|Categories: BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING, HOUSING & INFORMALITY|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In Bolivia, up until recently only men were recognised in titles of land ownership. If these men passed away or left, their wives or partners legally had no rights to the land and property they lived on. To change this, Habitat for Humanity International started a campaign to legally recognise women as land owners in Bolivia.

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“I hope the New Urban Agenda will be a tool” – An interview with Sonia Dias from WIEGO

By | 2017-10-14T15:26:28+00:00 March 10th 2017|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

Sonia Dias has been working with grassroots organizations and in the informal sector in Brazil and beyond since the 1980s. A sociologist by training, her work focusses on participatory processes in waste management, always keeping the focus on the role of women in this field. In an interview with URBANET she spoke about what women can do to better make their voice heard and be more empowered in the city.

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Making Cities Safer for Women and Girls, Part II

By | 2017-10-14T15:27:38+00:00 March 9th 2017|Categories: BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING, INCLUSION, PUBLIC SPACES|Tags: , , , , , |

The experiences of women and girls in cities, and their use of the city and its public spaces, are strongly impacted by their gender. Violence and the threat of violence is a pervasive problem that affects communities and cities everywhere. In their two-part contribution, our authors Kathryn Travers, Margaret Shaw, and Kassandra McCleery analyse the gendered realities of urban space and how to make it safer and inclusive for all urban citizens.

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Making Cities Safer for Women and Girls, Part I

By | 2017-10-14T15:28:07+00:00 March 8th 2017|Categories: BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING, INCLUSION|Tags: , , , , , , |

The experiences of women and girls in cities, and their use of the city and its public spaces, are strongly impacted by their gender. Violence and the threat of violence is a pervasive problem that affects communities and cities everywhere. In their two-part contribution, our authors Kathryn Travers, Margaret Shaw, and Kassandra McCleery analyse the gendered realities of urban space and how to make it safer and inclusive for all urban citizens.

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How Women and Men Experience the City. Gender in an Informal Urban Context

By | 2017-10-14T15:28:38+00:00 March 7th 2017|Categories: BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING, HOUSING & INFORMALITY|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cities have complex relationships with gender. They challenge some models of traditional femininity and masculinity, and reinforce others. Our author Paula Meth explains how gendered relations play out in informal urban settlements.

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After Habitat III – How to implement the New Urban Agenda

By | 2017-10-14T15:57:27+00:00 October 17th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , |

The official Habitat III conference has not yet started, but a whole range of initiatives and representatives of organisations already shared their views on how to implement the New Urban Agenda once it has been adopted.

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