Women Experiencing Cities

The Hum of Summer Nights – Women’s Experiences of Urban Heat

By |2024-03-26T12:21:21+01:00March 26th 2024|

“Relentless heat makes outdoor activities a distant memory.” – Seven women recount what it’s like to manage their daily lives under conditions of extreme urban heat. By Marie Munzert, Lina Saleh Suleiman Abu Salim, and Emma Greer

Women Experiencing Cities

Safeguards Against Physical and Mental Health: Just and Gendered Sanitation in Tanzania

By |2024-03-19T13:14:59+01:00March 19th 2024|

Women in Tanzania often suffer from deplorable housing conditions including horrendous sanitation. Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba knows why and what to do about it.

Women Experiencing Cities

How to Make Cities Safer Spaces for Everyone

By |2024-03-07T10:19:22+01:00March 7th 2024|

Cities are not built for women. In Chennai, the Gender and Policy Lab works on transforming the cityscape as well as public transport into safer places based on gender-specific needs. By Meera Sundararajan

Informality and Social Protection

Community Mobilisation Drives Social Protection and Resilience in Zimbabwean Informal Settlements

By |2024-02-27T09:24:40+01:00February 1st 2024|

Zimbabwe's informal settlements find empowerment through grassroots initiatives. From housing savings to inclusive infrastructure, Teurai Anna Nyamangara showcases how community mobilisation leads to social protection and resilience.

Informality and Social Protection

Extending Social Protection – the Solution for Informal Workers?

By |2024-01-16T13:06:59+01:00January 16th 2024|

In a world where high inflation rates and geopolitical conflicts dominate the headlines, the urgent call for universal social protection for informal workers fades into the background. But Laura Alfers knows: This crucial lifeline is more important now than ever.

Informality and Social Protection

Navigating the Urban Informal Landscape: Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa Cities

By |2024-01-09T14:40:53+01:00January 9th 2024|

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the urban informal sector accounts for the majority of businesses and employment, yet workers face minimal access to formal social protection. Sharon Onyango explores the link between urban informality and social protection, proposing innovative approaches for inclusive economies in African cities.

Poverty and Hunger

Planning in the Shadow of Colonialism: India’s Balancing Act

By |2024-01-05T13:00:32+01:00December 5th 2023|

Explore how colonial legacies perpetuate inequalities in access to resources like housing and food in contemporary Indian cities. Join Utkarsh Sharma in unraveling this narrative and seeking paths to decolonization.

Poverty and Hunger

The Right to Food: School Feeding Initiatives and Inequality in Kenya’s Urban Informal Settlements

By |2024-01-05T13:00:56+01:00November 30th 2023|

Interconnected crises are fuelling food insecurity and negatively impacting children the most. Serah Kiragu-Wissler is convinced: School feeding programmes can push processes towards the realisation of a right to food.

Climate Adaptation

From Risk Aversion to Climate Resilience: MHT’s Climate Risk Insurance Game

By |2024-01-05T13:02:00+01:00October 10th 2023|

Women are particularly affected by climate change. Chirayu Brahmbhatt introduces an innovative game on climate risk insurance for female empowerment.

Inequality in Cities

Women’s Collective Power: Driving Responsible Urban Development

By |2023-11-08T15:21:00+01:00August 1st 2023|

India is rapidly urbanising. However, the disparities that affect the poor and marginalised are glaring. Bijal and Chirayu Brahmbhatt discuss aspects of addressing these inequalities through women-led approaches towards a better future for all.

Inequality in Cities

Bogota: Centring Women’s Care Work as a Core Municipal Function

By |2024-05-15T10:00:42+02:00July 18th 2023|

In Bogota, Care Blocks are transforming the lives of unpaid caregivers, providing essential services and empowerment. Prabha Khosla explores the empowering impact of these initiatives and the path towards gender-inclusive cities.

Inequality in Cities

Feminist Urbanism – Confronting Patriarchal Living Conditions in Urban Spaces

By |2024-01-05T12:55:05+01:00July 11th 2023|

Feminist urbanism is a concept that challenges the inequality in cities that particularly affects women among other marginalised groups. Ana Falú preps us with knowledge on how to overcome the patriarchal living conditions constituting our urban environment so far.

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