Youth & Gender

Spotlight on: Young Voices

My Biggest Question to You

By |2022-08-11T14:43:46+02:00August 11th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

14-year-old climate activist and member of the BBC's 100 Most Influential and Powerful Women, Ridhima Pandey, on her hometown and what inspires her to work every day for a better and greener future for all.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

GDP, GDP Everywhere, Welfare on the Brink!

By |2022-08-09T11:43:56+02:00August 9th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , |

In order for the coming generation to have a future, governments, corporations, and individuals should focus less on economic growth and more on creating a sustainable system Zainab Bie argues.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Digital Surveys to Access Marginalised Views in Favela Communities

By |2022-08-09T11:36:29+02:00August 4th 2022|Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , , |

The study of favelas has been characterised by traditional methods, usually consisting of paper-and-pen interviews and field research. Recent studies suggest that digital platforms are a convenient way to access marginalised populations. Maria Luisa Tarozzo Kawasaki shares her experiences with digital surveys in São Paulo's favela Vila Missionaria and explains how they caused her to develop Neibz, a software tool for urban data surveying.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

How Do You Advocate for Equal Rights for LGBTIQ in Dhaka?

By |2022-08-09T09:45:18+02:00August 2nd 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , , |

Creating safe cities for the LGBTIQ*+community is key to achieving the SDGs. Tushar Kanti Baidya offers approaches on how to make Dhaka more inclusive and sustainable for everybody.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Womenomics for the Cities We Need

By |2022-06-23T08:02:06+02:00June 23rd 2022|Decent Work, Youth & Gender, , , |

"The City We Need Now!" (TCWNN) is a campaign by UN Habitat that is inclusive and promotes gender equality. Prof. Analia Pastran, Co-Chair of the Professionals Group and Member of the Steering Committee of the UN Habitat’ World Urban Campaign, on the importance of female professional alliances.

SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITIES

The New Face of Bogotá’s Bronx

By |2022-05-17T12:18:13+02:00May 17th 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , , |

Bogotá's Bronx used to be an area infamous for crime and violence. Gabriel Ortiz van Meerbeke outlines how the arts and the cultural industry are transforming the area into a liveable district.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Transforming Our Cities by Addressing Gender Deficit in Land Titles in Brazil

By |2022-04-01T10:04:29+02:00April 1st 2022|Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender, , , |

Can we transform our cities by addressing the gender insecurity and inadequacy women face? In the northeast state of Pernambuco in Brazil, Espaço Feminista reflects on lessons learned from fighting for women’s land rights by achieving land regularisation in informal settlements.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Learn to Empower: Damietta Embraces Education for Gender Equality

By |2022-03-24T12:08:36+01:00March 24th 2022|Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

Education and learning are key to empowering women, says Damietta's Mayor Manal Awad in an interview with URBANET.

How Digital Data and Mapping Shaped Bangladesh’s Urban Climate Resilience Plans

By |2022-03-21T19:38:05+01:00March 17th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

Female indigenous residents of informal settlements in coastal Bangladesh are especially vulnerable to risks induced by climate change. Digital mapping ensures that they are adequately considered in the development of urban climate resilience plans.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

The Future (and Past) of Cities is Female

By |2022-03-21T19:51:16+01:00March 15th 2022|Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender, , , |

Who defines our cities? And what are the consequences of these definitions? Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman shares some reflections.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Female Leadership in Local Government

By |2022-03-07T12:05:46+01:00March 7th 2022|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender, , , |

Half of the world’s population is made up of women, but their representation in decision-making bodies at the local, national, and international level leaves much to be desired. Macoura Dao Coulibaly, Mayor of Foumbolo, Côte d'Ivoire, on strengthening women in local government.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Gender-Sensitive Infrastructure Planning Means Better Cities for Everyone

By |2022-03-03T09:37:27+01:00March 3rd 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , |

The demand for infrastructure has recently gained prominence in the global political sphere. Felicity Kitchin, Giulia Maci and Arne Janssen on inclusive infrastructure for inclusive cities.

Resilience Education: Methodological Support Modules for Guatemalan Schools

By |2022-02-01T10:21:14+01:00February 1st 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , |

Resilience can be learned, and what better place to do so than in schools? Jorge Ruiz and Mayté González from Wetlands International LAC present a tool kit for resilience education they developed together with teachers in Guatemala.

Community Engagement in Accra: Playgrounds Meet Markets

By |2022-01-31T11:48:19+01:00January 27th 2022|Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , |

With children spending their days at their parents' market stalls, how can we turn markets into safe places for them, where they are free to learn and play? Amowi Phillips from the Mmofra Foundation shares an inspiring example of community engagement in Accra, Ghana.

Achieving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Lagos State

By |2022-01-19T18:30:05+01:00January 18th 2022|Urban Health, Youth & Gender, , , |

Youths in Lagos face significant challenges regarding access to quality sexual and reproductive health education and services. Since 2011, Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI), an adolescent health organisation, has been working to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents and their communities in Nigeria.

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