Over 55% of the global population lives in urban areas and rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Despite the important roles and responsibilities of women as household and community decision-makers, women in cities, especially in slum areas, often face specific legal and societal restrictions […]
Rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Expanding cities offer a range of urban development opportunities for eradicating poverty and building inclusive, sustainable communities. However, higher population densities, sprawling informal settlements, rural to urban migration, and displacement present pressing urban development and environmental challenges as […]
In Latin America and the Caribbean over 50% of users of public transportation systems are women. However, not all of our systems are designed with the needs and perspectives of women in mind.
The TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project (Phase II to IV) involves the design of a comprehensive and sustainable mass urban transport system in the city of Bogotá, Colombia The project has overhauled the disaggregated city bus system of Bogotá, replacing over 9,000 old inefficient buses with over 1,200 large capacity centrally fleet managed modern […]
This report outlines the proceedings and outcomes of the Gender-Responseive Green Climate Fund Indicators Workshop held jointly by IUCN’s Global Gender Office and Heinrich Böll Stiftung, on April 24th, 2015.