Gender Equality

UCLG bids farewell to Pam McConnell, a great local leader and advocate for social justice and gender equality

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Pam McConnell, Councillor of Toronto (Canada).

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Women mayors are ready to stand up and be counted

Gender equality in political life will only be achieved if we have the tools to monitor local progress, say Anne Hidalgo, Mónica Fein, Célestine Ketcha Courtès and Ada Colau

Local governments Step It Up for gender equality on international women’s day

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The day will be an opportunity for everyone, including local governments, to reflect on how to achieve SDG5 of the 2030 Agenda.

Women, Leadership and Development: from SDG5 to Habitat III

New report by the UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality highlights that the achievement of gender equality at local level will be essential to the success of the 2030, Habitat III and climate change agendas.

Local governance key to achieving gender equality and social equity: Let’s make it happen!

On 8 March 2015, the day that marks International Women’s Day, we will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Declaration and Platform for Actionfor 

What is the state of play in your municipality or region?

How do you encourage women’s participation in local elections? What is your strategy to eliminate gender harassment? Did you manage to ensure gender balance within advisory bodies set up by the local authority?


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