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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 NGO Kranti aims to develop the girls into “agents of social change,” according to Urb.im.

February 13, 2015

Women comprise 20 percent of India’s construction workers, but are paid much less than men, Reuters reports. 

January 22, 2015
Sari-sari stores are ubiquitous in Philippine cities, and nearly all of them are owned by women. This social enterprise is helping them grow.
Anna Valmero November 14, 2014

A survey of nearly 6,300 women in cities around the globe finds strong demand for female only sections of trains and buses, Reuters reports. 

November 5, 2014

Alexandria and Giza are among the Egyptian cities working with the UN to distribute national ID cards to poor women, according to the United Nations Development Programme.

July 29, 2014

Female members of India’s lowest caste play an integral role in Pune’s trash collection, the Guardian reports. 

July 15, 2014

Meenu founded a taxi company in New Delhi, run by women — and for women.

May 29, 2014

Under the program, female victims of physical and sexual violence receive legal assistance and counseling.

January 6, 2014
Berlin’s “Neighborhood Mothers” program opens doors and reaches out to immigrants and suggests a global model.
Birgit Heitfeld October 15, 2013
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