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Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

Since the 1980s, there has been growing recognition of the need to ensure women's equal access to urban public spaces. 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 →
Gender in Local Government – A sourcebook for Trainers

Gender in Local Government – A sourcebook for Trainers

Local governments are increasingly realizing the importance and benefits of addressing gender equality and equity in their decision making, policies, programmes and services. Many are rising to the challenge. More info →
Forward Looking Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UN-Habitat

Forward Looking Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UN-Habitat

Since 1991, UN-Habitat has been implementing programmes addressing women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming in its’ overall activities. This evaluation assesses what the Women and Habitat Programme (WHP) and the Gender Unit have achieved in these areas. The Evaluation also focuses on understanding the relevance of UN-Habitat partnership with organizations dealing with women and habitat issues. Information and views were gathered from UN-Habitat staff and documents, as well as key partners. In addition, selective case studies were carried out in Tanzania and Ecuador, to assess the effectiveness of WHP’s operational programmes. The evaluation report outlines the history, lessons learned, useful indicators for gender mainstreaming; and recommendations for strengthening gender mainstreaming in UN-Habitat’s future work. More info →
Women in Post-Conflict Settlement Planning

Women in Post-Conflict Settlement Planning

Ten principles can be followed to produce the sort of equal post-conflict settlement planning that can help to build communities that have a better basis of becoming peaceful and sustainable. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Economy

Gender Responsive Urban Economy

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Series: Gender Issue Guide
Urbanisation has created gender and class-differentiated impacts. UN-Habitat seeks to support city, regional and national authorities to implement improved urban planning policies and strategies that will promote inclusive and equitable economic development; enhance municipal finances; and support the creation of decent jobs and livelihoods, particularly for youth and women. More info →
Gender Equality Action Plan

Gender Equality Action Plan

This report is a documented progress on the implementation of the GEAP covering period from April 2010 to August 2012. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

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Series: Gender Issue Guide
Women, men, girls and boys are differentially affected by the conditions of urbanization. For instance, women are ???invariably disadvantaged compared to men in cities in terms of equal access to employment and shelter, health and education, transport, asset ownership, experiences of urban violence and ability to exercise their rights. These disadvantages are especially marked for poor urban women???1 These gendered dimensions of cities require continual examination if inequalities are to be understood and addressed for equitable and sustainable development. The Research unit can potentially help enhance understanding of this human-urban environment interface from gender perspectives. More info →
A Compendium of Case Studies on Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives in UN-Habitat

A Compendium of Case Studies on Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives in UN-Habitat

This compendium of case studies is designed to bring into one document some of the gender mainstreaming initiatives UN-Habitat implemented from 2008 to 2012. More info →
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 →
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