Youth & Gender

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 |2021-05-20T08:22:47+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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Violence against Women and COVID-19: Can We Learn from the Pandemic?

By |2020-07-07T12:12:01+02:00July 7th 2020|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Global lockdowns have exacerbated violence against women yet teach us an important lesson on how to protect women in times of crises. Natalie R. Gill dives into the world of tech and frontier technologies to highlight the importance of women’s right to safe mobility.

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The Case for Gender Approaches to Urban Resilience – Experience from Coyuca, Mexico

By |2020-06-22T12:22:52+02:00November 21st 2019|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

A commitment to applying a ‘gender perspective’ to climate-smart planning in Coyuca, Mexico, brought to light some uncomfortable truths about bias against women. As a result, local government, researchers, and community members are more aware of how women’s and girls’ wellbeing must be addressed through climate resilience programmes.

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Gender, Precarity, and Inequality in Cairo’s Neighbourhoods

By |2020-06-22T12:23:09+02:00November 18th 2019|Categories: Decent Work, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Cities are experienced differently by their residents due to a multitude of factors. Analysing several neighbourhoods in Egypt's Greater Cairo Region, Professors Diane Singerman and Danielle Higgins call for an intersectional approach that considers gender, employment status, and geography when trying to understand causes of urban inequality.

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Let Them Play! Nairobi through a Child’s Eye

By |2020-06-22T12:23:32+02:00November 14th 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

The number of children living in urban areas is on the rise. However, this is not reflected in cities' infrastructures. Rapid development is shrinking the amount of suitable and safe play areas for children. Using Nairobi as an example, Peninah Ndegwa, founder of Wow Mom Kenya, reflects on why and how cities should become more child-friendly.

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Setting the Stage for the Next Frontier of the Municipal Movement

By |2020-06-22T12:23:43+02:00November 7th 2019|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

In the spirit of equality, Durban will be the theatre of the largest gathering and most important triennial event for cities and local and regional governments across the world: the 2019 UCLG World Congress and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders. Responding to the current main challenges that are facing local or regional governments from around the world, the summit will put equality, and in particular, gender equality, at the heart of its ambitious programme.

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