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

By |2019-03-08T09:17:30+02:00March 8th 2019|basic infrastructure & housing, water & sanitation, , , , , , ,

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.

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Empowering Syrian Refugees Through Cash for Work Programmes

By |2018-12-18T13:25:44+02:00December 18th 2018|decent work, economic development, , , , , , , ,

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.

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Women’s Growing Need for Safe Mobility

By |2019-03-05T09:47:28+02:00May 23rd 2018|public spaces, urban mobility, , , , , , , ,

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.

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

By |2017-10-14T15:11:30+02:00June 7th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, inclusion, , , , , ,

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.

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Gender equity and land ownership in Bolivia

By |2017-10-14T15:25:54+02:00March 13th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, housing & informality, , , , , , , ,

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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