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A new report from the World Resources Institute highlights changes needed to build cities without slums.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 14, 2017
The way to do so is by developing a robust indicator under the Sustainable Development Goals.

The mayor’s newly appointed Advocate for the Innovation Economy cites gender diversity for startups as a top priority, Toronto Metro reports. 

December 22, 2016
The informal sector is here to stay. It is expanding. And increasingly, in many cities across the world, its face is feminine.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 20, 2016
Community groups want to show next month’s conference that answers begin at the bottom, not at the top.
Gregory Scruggs September 15, 2016
Above all, women want to play a bigger role in how cities are planned and managed.
Gregory Scruggs June 8, 2016
What’s been left out of the Habitat III draft strategy?
May 11, 2016
How does the Habitat III draft strategy address the ‘right to the city’ versus ‘cities for all’?
May 11, 2016
The Habitat III negotiations offer a unique opportunity to recognize the centrality of gender in urban policy and practice. But these will not be successful unless fundamental changes are incorporated.
Caroline Moser April 18, 2016
Advocates hope to scale up ongoing campaign as benchmark against which to measure the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs February 2, 2016
What began as a website where women could report incidents of sexual violence is now reaching for a deeper social impact.
Carlin Carr December 17, 2015

Women were allowed to vote in Saturday’s elections but they didn’t turn out in big numbers, NPR reports.

December 15, 2015

Women’s safety concerns in urban areas are too often an afterthought, the Project for Public Spaces says.

December 1, 2015
Months of local gatherings on women’s safety culminated in a Mexico City event aimed at offering input on the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs November 30, 2015
An experiment in fostering culture change tries to make riding transit safer for women.
Ana Arana September 10, 2015

The city will research discrimination against females and recommend ways to improve women’s lives, according to the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

July 2, 2015
Women play a crucial role in creating sustainable cities and settlements. Yet before next year’s conference, a challenge remains in defining the agenda for this key constituency.
Jan Peterson May 29, 2015
Salina Hayat Ivy is known for honest leadership and tireless advocacy for the urban poor.
AZM Anas April 3, 2015

New safety measures include smartphone apps and plainclothes female officers on metro cars, CityMetric reports. 

March 16, 2015
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