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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 →
Gender Responsive Urban Economy

Gender Responsive Urban Economy

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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 Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

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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 →
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 →
Gender Responsive Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
Gender Responsive Urban Legislation, Land and Governance
Housing and Slum Upgrading; Gender issue guide

Housing and Slum Upgrading; Gender issue guide

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Access to adequate housing is a fundamental human right and is enshrined in numerous international agreements and conventions. More info →
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