Questionnaire from the Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights

Karima Bennoune, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, is seeking contributions to an ongoing study on “Cultural rights and public space”. This report explores  how actors from across the cultural ecosystem access and use public spaces, identify the challenges they face and the strategies they develop to overcome them, and analyse the […]

Why we talk about Women’s Right to the City

  Article by Ana Falú[i] Photo by Colectivo Manifiesto (4 March 2017) Women’s rights to land, housing, the city, and their urban assets, as well as  their empowerment have been the central concern of networks and organizations- in particular of grassroots women’s organizations -which contribute from their daily experiences. It is from this construction that […]

How can we make the Right to the City a reality for women?

Photo Julia Kubrusly, 14º EFLAC (Encuentro Feminista Lationamericano y del Caribe) Watch the video here. On the occasion of the Campaign for Women’s Right to the City, we present a video that brings together the voices of 10 expert leaders and activists from around the world who for decades have been working on the different […]

For Women’s Right to City!

Photo © M.A.f.I.A. (http://somosmafia.com/wp/en/) As part of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C)’s action plan for this year, the working groups are preparing 4 thematic campaigns related to the Right to the City: – Gender – Advocacy at the High-Level Policy Forum – Youth – Artistic practices in the public space […]

Women’s Right to the City in Social Networks

During the two months of the Women’s Right to the City Campaign , we published in our Social Networks journalistic articles, videos, reports and research related to the issue, as well as activities and initiatives of the member organizations of the Global Platform for the Right to the City. We are happy to share a […]

What is feminist urbanism?

The Col-lectiuPunt 6[i] , an organisation based in Barcelona, explains in a simple way what feminist urbanism is all about. We invite you to watch the video (in Spanish) or read the ideas and concepts it deals with and which we transcribe below. Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI4TOCPMMBA What is feminist urbanism? Urbanism with a gender perspective starts […]

Child care for women informal workers proves essential to earning power

Focus group discussions conducted with women informal workers in cities in Brazil, Ghana, India, South Africa, and Thailand show that child care responsibilities have a significant impact on women informal workers’ earnings. Article by Rachel Moussie[i] Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Reportage Women’s economic empowerment is a central feature of development debates today. A key focus […]

Urban safety for women in ten countries

The report Whose City?, released by ActionAid, shows that women overwhelmingly still face and are constantly under the threat of violence, harassment and intimidation in a broad selection of countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Jordan, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe Report by ActionAid[i] The New Urban Agenda[ii] agreed […]

Women’s Agenda for the City in Latin America

The Agenda was launched on 8 March 2019. It is an initiative of the Women and Habitat Latin America Network in six cities in the region: Bogotá, Córdoba, San Salvador, Lima, Ciudad de Guatemala and Santiago de Chile.   In order to make citizen demands visible and to advance proposals to guarantee the exercise of […]