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Gender Responsive Urban Planning and Design

Gender Responsive Urban Planning and Design

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Series: Gender Issue Guide
While many cities are hubs of economic growth, employment, and cultural life, urbanization has resulted in pronounced socioeconomic inequalities, exclusion, and segregation. More info →
The Global Assessment on Women’s Safety

The Global Assessment on Women’s Safety

Women are at risk of violence both in public and private spheres, in and around the home, in neighbourhoods and at city level. More info →
Gender and Prosperity of Cities , State of Women in Cities 2012/2013

Gender and Prosperity of Cities , State of Women in Cities 2012/2013

There are two main standpoints that propagate the benefits of urbanisation. One is that cities are associated with opportunities for wealth generation. More info →
Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban Development

Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban Development

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This Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for 2014-19 (PPG) sets out UN-Habitat’s commitment and strategy to ensure that all its activities reflect and advance the global consensus on non-discrimination and equality between men and women. More info →
Gender and Urban Planning

Gender and Urban Planning

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If policies to improve and enhance places are to address gender inequality, they must also take into account the issues and needs of both women and men. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

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Series: Gender Issue Guide
This issue guide focuses attention on urban basic services in order to illuminate the effects of gender on equality of access and inclusion in the areas of urban energy, urban transport and water and sanitation. This issue guide further seeks to broadly outline the where and how of gender responsive interventions in order to strengthen planned and future actions that can go a long way to reduce poverty and overcome obstacles to gender equality and women’s empowerment. More info →
Designing and Evaluating Land Tools with a Gender Perspective

Designing and Evaluating Land Tools with a Gender Perspective

It cannot be assumed that women and men benefit in the same way from initiatives in the land sector. More info →
GEAP – Gender Equality Action Plan (2014-2019)

GEAP – Gender Equality Action Plan (2014-2019)

The Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) is the means to realize the The UN-Habitat Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban and Human Settlements. More info →
Improving Gender Equality and Grassroots Participation through Good Land Governance , A training package

Improving Gender Equality and Grassroots Participation through Good Land Governance , A training package

This training package provides an introduction to the important, complex, and sometimes daunting theme of improving land governance as a means to enhance gender equality and grassroots participation in land matters. More info →
Gender Responsive Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
Navigating Gender in African Cities: Synthesis Report of Rapid Gender and Pro-Poor Assessments in 17 African Cities

Navigating Gender in African Cities: Synthesis Report of Rapid Gender and Pro-Poor Assessments in 17 African Cities

This Report is a synthesis report of the participatory and Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) Reports that were conducted in the 17 cities of the Water for African Cities (WAC) II Programme. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Legislation, Land and Governance
IGUALDAD DE GÉNERO PARA CIUDADES MÁS INTELIGENTES: Desafíos y Avances (Spanish)

IGUALDAD DE GÉNERO PARA CIUDADES MÁS INTELIGENTES: Desafíos y Avances (Spanish)

La promoción de la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres es la tercera de los ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio consensuadas por la comunidad mundial en el año 2000, a fin de hacer frente a los desafíos sobrecogedores de principios de este siglo 21. More info →
Cuando el agua fluye hacia las mujeres

Cuando el agua fluye hacia las mujeres

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Enseñanzas y aprendizajes de la transversalización de género en el sector hídrico. More info →
Gender Equality for Smarter Cities: Challenges and Progress

Gender Equality for Smarter Cities: Challenges and Progress

Towns and cities are increasingly important places for tackling gender inequalities. More info →
Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where?

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where?

In many cities women and girls face violence not only in their homes and in relationships, but also in public spaces due to poor urban design and poor management of public spaces. More info →
Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

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Since the 1980s, there has been growing recognition of the need to ensure women's equal access to urban public spaces. More info →
Report: Preventing Gender-based Violence in the Horn, East and Southern Africa

Report: Preventing Gender-based Violence in the Horn, East and Southern Africa

Preventing Gender-based Violence in the Horn, East and Southern Africa : A Regional Dialogue. Raising Voices and Safer Cities Programme 2004 More info →
Gender in Local Government: A Sourcebook for Trainers

Gender in Local Government: A Sourcebook for Trainers

Good local governance cannot exist without giving due attention to gender equality and women’s empowerment. More info →
Survivors Speak A snapshot survey on violence against women

Survivors Speak A snapshot survey on violence against women

This survey report is part of the Safer Cities Nairobi Project aiming at shedding light on the hidden problem of violence against women, and to address the gaps of information that persist on this subject. More info →
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