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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 Economy

Gender Responsive Urban Economy

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 and Economic Development

Gender and Economic Development

This report surveys research and policy in the field of gender and economic development, with particular emphasis on economic literature and practice. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

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 Mainstreaming Impact Study , Document 04

Gender Mainstreaming Impact Study , Document 04

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This impact assessment identifies how the water and sanitation initiatives implemented under the Water Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch of UN-HABITAT, have strategically mainstreamed gender aspects in its various initiatives and to identify achievements and impact, challenges, lessons learned and provide recommendations. 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 →
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 →
Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Gender Responsive Urban Legislation, Land and Governance
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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