On 27 May 2021, the European Conference on Guaranteeing the Right to Education for All in European Cities will take place in a hybrid online format.
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.
Join us for the capacity-building workshop “Local approaches to guaranteeing women’s rights” on 9 and 10 March 2021, 2-4pm CET via Zoom.
From 1-9 February 2021, the online Academy and Conference “Human Rights Go Local – What Works: Field-proven Research Methods on Human Rights” took place. It was the first in an upcoming series of events that seek to mobilise knowledge, moderate exchange, and build bridges between all governance levels, disciplines, and regions.
Human rights have re-entered global discourses on policy-making and implementation in the past year. How can societies become more resilient?