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Safety and Public Space: Mapping Metropolitan Gender Policies Phase II

Following up on the 2018 project "Safety and Public Space: Mapping Metropolitan Gender Policies", metropolis presents the second phase of the project that analyses policies in place designed to address urban safety of women and girls in the public space. In Phase II, more participants and more depth were added to the study by classifying and analysing safety policies and the public space with a gender perspective. In this publication, metropolis summarises key takeaways of the study. 

Editor: Silvia Llorente
Publisher: metropolis
Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: metropolis

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Ghost Citizens: Women and Informality in Cities

In this policy brief, Cities Alliance highlights gender gaps in the multi-sectoral issue of informality. Globally, women are disproportionally overrepresented in informal economy and in informal settlements. Cities Alliance presents several recommendations for the EU Gender Action Plan III to boost and support national and local efforts to formulate and enact gender-equitable legislation that gives legal recognition to people who are living in informal contexts.

Authors: Giulia Maci and Felicity Kitchin
Publisher: Cities Alliance
Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: Cities Alliance

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Gender and Sustainable Cities – Guidance Note

Worldwide more than one billion slum dwellers are critically exposed and most vulnerable to climate risks. Women and girls often constitute the majority of slum dwellers and are disproportionally affected by the risks to climate change due to inequalities caused by socio-economic and cultural norms. The Guidance Note aims to support World Bank task teams and local authorities to consider gendered impacts of climate-related interventions in cities.

Authors: Marialena Vyzaki, Victoria Stanley, Michelle Morandotti
Publisher: The World Bank
Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: The World Bank

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Gender Equality Action Plan 2022-2023

Cities Alliance’s Gender Equality Action Plan 2022- 2023 provides guidance on how to ensure gender equality in all programmes and processes. The guide gives advice how to apply a gender lens in different areas of policymaking, such as city planning, budgeting, and development strategy. Key objectives are the systematic and comprehensive contribution to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment, developing a premier global partnership working on women's engagement in cities, and raising awareness and resources for inclusive city planning and governance at local levels.

Authors: Cities Alliance
Publisher: Cities Alliance
Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: Cities Alliance

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UNCDF Strategic Framework 2022-2025

The UNCDF Strategic Framework 2022-2025 presents lessons learned working with public and private finance in least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF finds that developing an impactful investment track record and investing in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment for sustainable results are central to successful programmes in LDCs. In the focus of the Strategic Framework is the new UNCDF offer: as a hybrid development organisation and development finance institution, UNCDF will deepen its engagement in the development areas of women’s economic empowerment, sustainable food systems finance, and climate, clean energy, and biodiversity finance.

Authors: UNCDF
Publisher: UNCDF
Publication Date: 2022
Copyright: UNCDF

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Capacity Building for Gender Equality at the Local Level

In this publication, the CIB Working Group Secretariat analyses how UCLG’s political gender strategy influences programmes and projects at the local and regional level. Local and regional governments play an important role in creating inclusive communities and contribute to the joint achievement of the SDGs, such as the promotion of gender equality. The brochure includes technical tools, guidelines, and the results of twelve case studies.

Author: Sandra Ceciarini
Publisher: UCLG CIB
Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: UCLG CIB

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Mozambique Strengthens its Commitment to Decentralization and Locally-led Inclusive Development with Support from Switzerland and UNCDF

The Government of Mozambique launched a project to channel funding via local governments to promote inclusive development and the decentralisation policy. With support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and technical assistance from UNCDF, the "Support Programme to Local Governments on Financing Local Resilient Development" aims to provide funding for locally led development and inclusive governance in three districts of Niassa Province. A central effort of the programme is capacity building and technical assistance to local authorities so that communities can actively participate in planning, budgeting, and other local governance processes in a gender-sensitive manner.

Author: Helvisney Cardoso
Publisher: UNCDF
Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: UNCDF

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Development Finance for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A 2021 Snapshot

OECD published an overview of development finance for gender equality and women’s empowerment in light of the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the publication, OECD presents data on bilateral aid to local women’s rights organisations and movements. The analysis is part of OECD Development Co-operation Directorate’s strategic analysis of financial assistance and gender. The findings feed into new guidance on gender equality and women’s empowerment in development co-operation.

Author: OECD DAC NETWORK ON GENDER EQUALITY
Publisher: OECD
Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: OECD

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Gender-sensitive Local Budgeting in Tunisia

The Tunisian NGO Aswat Nissa in partnership with Cities Alliance and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung conducted a gender-responsive budget analysis in the municipalities Beja and Medenine. The summary report that was part of Cities Alliance’s "Improving gender-mainstreaming within local public policies" programme presents the necessity for local authorities to introduce methods of integrating a gender perspective in annual budgets, as well as for the establishment of consultation mechanisms with civil society organisations.

Authors: Cities for Women Global Programme, Aswat Nissa
Publisher: Cities Alliance
Publication Date: 2021        
Copyright: Cities Alliance

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Understanding Past Experiences to Strengthen Feminist Responses to Crises and Forced Displacement

The Women’s Refugee Commission published a report that provides advice on how to shift to a more inclusive, anti-racist, and feminist humanitarian response to crises and forced displacement. The report was made possible by funding support from the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada. Key elements of successful humanitarian responses identified included civil society engagement, respecting the expertise of local organisations outside the field of humanitarian aid, and flexible funding options.

Authors: Feminist Humanitarian Network, Mimidoo Achakpa, Cindy Clark, Megan Daigle et al.
Publisher: Women’s Refugee Commission

Publication Date: 2021
Copyright: Women’s Refugee Commission

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