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

Land Rights in Africa Are About People, Not Paperwork

By |2021-03-02T15:31:23+01:00March 2nd 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , |

As part of the Prindex global dataset, people in 34 sub-Saharan countries were asked about their feelings of security or fear regarding possible eviction. Dr Ibrahima Ka and Cynthia Berning share intriguing findings.

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.

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.

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.

Through the Gender Lens: Recommendations for Municipal Waste Management

By |2020-06-22T12:24:19+02:00April 16th 2019|Categories: Energy & Waste, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

In Bamenda, Cameroon, municipal waste management remains blind to how gender roles shape waste generation. Hedwig K. Ngwa Akum analyses how bridging the gender gap between waste generation and waste management would improve sanitation in the city.

A Place Like Too Many Others: Gender Inequality in Bawana, Delhi

By |2020-06-22T12:24:34+02:00March 8th 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Water & Sanitation, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , , |

In urban settlements around the world, city administrations struggle, and often fail, to provide essential services, safe spaces, and socio-economic securities to residents. While this poses difficulties and dangers to all inhabitants, the consequences of such neglect are especially severe for low-income women and girls.

An Untapped Pool of Talent: Young Women in Latin America

By |2020-06-22T12:26:06+02:00February 26th 2019|Categories: Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , |

Across Latin America, software developers are urgently needed. Laboratoria, an organisation launched in Lima, Peru, focusses on meeting this demand – and, at the same time, opens urban labour markets for women.

Empowering Syrian Refugees Through Cash for Work Programmes

By |2020-06-22T12:26:26+02:00December 18th 2018|Categories: Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Living as a refugee is difficult, and often aggravated by not being able to work and earn money in your host country. In Southern Jordan, refugees and locals take part in urban regeneration efforts.

Women’s Growing Need for Safe Mobility

By |2021-07-23T15:00:57+02:00May 23rd 2018|Categories: Urban Mobility, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Until today, women around the world experience harassment and even assault when moving in public spaces, including on public transport services. In Nairobi, Kenya, the Flone Initiative is combatting gender-based violence by supporting victims, and by training service providers to effectively prevent behaviour that compromises women’s safety and right to mobility.

“Climate change and gender issues cannot be taken apart” – an interview with Laids Mias-Cea from UN-Habitat (video)

By |2021-02-22T13:08:09+01:00March 7th 2018|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , , |

What are the linkages between climate change and gender? Why are women and youth particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change? And how can we create an enabling environment that allows women and youth to participate in climate decision making? URBANET talked to Maria Adelaida “Laids” Mias-Cea, Regional Coordinator of UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI). Check out her video on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day.

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

By |2021-07-23T13:48:49+02:00June 7th 2017|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|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.

Gender equity and land ownership in Bolivia

By |2021-02-23T15:11:02+01:00March 13th 2017|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender|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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