Cities possess enormous potential as places to advance women’s rights, for the benefit of whole communities and societies. And yet this potential is underused. UN-HABITAT is striving to empower women and promote gender equality in developing towns and cities worldwide.

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UN-Habitat holds urban mobility event at high-level Women’s Commission
Nairobi - 17 Mar 14

UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, will chair an important session on access to urban mobility for women and girls at the 58th session on the Commission for the Status of Women.

Making cities safer for girls
Naples - 12 Sept 12

UN-Habitat joined hands with Plan International and Women in Cities International at the World Urban Forum this month to launch a new programme at making cities safer for girls. 

UN-Habitat and UN Women sign MoU to strengthen partnership
Naples, Italy - 2 Sept 12

UN-Habitat and UN Women have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the two agencies’ collaboration in areas of common interest.

UN-Habitat Advisory Group on Gender Issues – request for nominations
Nairobi - 4 Jun 12

UN-Habitat is seeking proposals for candidates to serve on its Advisory Group on Gender Issues established to advise the Executive Director on all matters related to gender mainstreaming in the agency's work. The Group will also provide strategic guidance and policy advice.

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Universtas Forum issue on gender, decentralisation, local development
Questionnaire for assessing gender mainstreaming in UN-HABITAT country activities

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Gender Equality for Smarter Cities: Challenges and Progress
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