Key aspects of the urban environment regarding access to services, mobility, security and the right to live without violence, health and hygiene, climate resilience, and security of tenure, cause additional burdens for women and girls, thereby amplifying and reinforcing gender inequalities. Advancing women’s equality in cities enables more inclusive economic, social, and ecological development, contributing to the common goal of “leaving no one behind”.
The International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels designed an online capacity-building workshop series as part of the efforts of the to support human rights, democracy, and diversity at the local level through training and capacity-building for local and regional authorities in Africa. It comprised two webinars that were organised in close cooperation with the African Local Government Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa, the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States – Cairo, and the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA).
The outcome report from the two webinars (07-09 December 2020 and 09-10 March 2021) is now available online. It emphasises the similarities of women’s rights issues in different countries in general, as well as specific problems encountered by workshop participants in this regard and their proposed mitigating solutions.