Youth & Gender

Urban Safety and Good Urban Governance: Examples from Kinshasa

By |2021-09-16T11:13:32+02:00September 16th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

"Kulunas" – youth gangs – have been part of Kinshasa's neighbourhoods for two decades. Marc-André Lagrange and Thierry Vircoulon analyse their origins and why their ever more violent repression is not going to increase safety in Kinshasa.

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Meeting the Challenge of Gender Equality in Burkina Faso

By |2021-07-22T12:35:35+02:00July 22nd 2021|Categories: Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

In Burkina Faso, women are taking up the challenge of diversifying their professional choices. With the support of CFIAM, they are proving that non-traditional occupations are not the exclusive domain of men. Bernard Zongo shares the main lessons learned.

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Strengthening Community School Structures to Attain Quality Education in Mzuzu City, Malawi

By |2021-07-20T09:09:36+02:00July 20th 2021|Categories: Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

Tizgowere Msiska outlines how the REHAAT Initiative is advancing SDGs on the local level in Mzuzu City, Malawi.

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Localising the SDGs through Architecture: Examples from a Sustainable Public School in Chile

By |2021-07-15T08:57:35+02:00July 15th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Al Borde Architects showcase how architecture can play a vital role in implementing the SDGs on a local level.

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Empowering Young People to Contribute to Freetown’s Green Recovery

By |2021-06-24T11:33:22+02:00June 24th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

Davephine Tholley on how planting trees in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown contributes to the country’s environmental sustainability and socio-economic development.

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Making Amman’s Public Spaces More Gender-Inclusive For Both Women and Men

By |2021-06-03T08:11:48+02:00June 3rd 2021|Categories: Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Rahel Hermann and Rebekka Keuss argue that we need to know more about the specific lived experiences of women and men within a city to make cities more gender-inclusive.

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How the Lack of Public Transport is Keeping Women in Jordan at Home

By |2021-07-14T09:36:52+02:00May 20th 2021|Categories: Decent Work, Urban Mobility, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

How do women get to work when there is no public transport they can safely use? Much too often, they simply do not. Sahar Aloul on what needs to change in Jordan's transport policies.

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Mobilising Intersectional Climate Action: Lessons from Barcelona

By |2021-05-11T11:13:35+02:00May 11th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

There is growing urgency for cities to take integrated climate action that can address inequalities more holistically. Barcelona is leading the way by applying intersectional thinking to urban planning. By Ana T. Amorim-Maia

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Regularising Unauthorised Colonies in Delhi: A Missed Opportunity to Improve Gendered Access to Land?

By |2021-04-01T10:33:29+02:00April 1st 2021|Categories: Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

Delhi’s recent regularisation scheme PM-UDAY promises to improve tenure security of about 5 million residents – a highly ambitious task considering the gendered implications of land tenure security in India. Can the scheme deliver on its potential and strengthen women’s land ownership? By Sonal Sharma, Smriti Singh and Sukrit Nagpal from SEWA Bharat

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Leave No One Behind: Land Tenure in Post-Conflict Iraq

By |2021-03-16T10:21:07+01:00March 16th 2021|Categories: Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Minorities, women, and persons internally displaced face severe land tenure issues in post-conflict Iraq. In this acute analysis, UN-Habitat Iraq presents ways forward for conflict-affected areas.

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Gamification in Urban Planning: Participation Through Minecraft

By |2020-11-03T09:57:11+01:00November 3rd 2020|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , |

Minecraft is one of the most popular computer games in the world. Like a virtual version of Lego, it invites players to create their own world of buildings, villages, and other spatial elements. Every month, more than 110 million people play Minecraft – but did you know that it can also be used for urban planning?

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India’s Housing Crisis: A Gender Perspective

By |2020-10-08T16:07:46+02:00October 8th 2020|Categories: Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender|Tags: , |

With 17 per cent of India's urban population living in informal settlements, affordable housing has become a pressing issue. It is imperative, writes Swapnil Saxena, that any housing scheme recognises the particular vulnerabilities women experience in urban settings and focusses on women’s rights.

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What it’s Like to be a Woman during COVID-19 – The Indian Experience

By |2021-02-23T15:27:54+01:00September 10th 2020|Categories: Urban Health, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

What happens when you combine a country’s taboo on female menstrual health with the impact of a global pandemic? Dr Saswati Chaudhuri highlights the situation of the urban poor in India and paints a rather alarming picture of how the most common needs of Indian women are (not) met.

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And I Thought Public Spaces are Meant for Everyone!

By |2020-09-03T11:24:28+02:00September 3rd 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Public spaces in India lack even the most basic amenities, making them unsafe for women and the vulnerable. Priya Varadarajan explores different obstacles and solutions – and recounts a very personal tale of what it means to be a woman in today’s India.

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Advancing LGBTI Equality: The Rainbow Cities Network

By |2020-07-16T11:14:23+02:00July 14th 2020|Categories: Governance & Finance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Cities are crucial actors in fighting discrimination against LGBTI. The Rainbow Cities Network connects them and supports knowledge exchange among them to make this fight a successful one.

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