International Women’s Day is a milestone to salute the achievements made while looking ahead to identify new ways to address persistent inequalities and continue promoting the movement for women’s, girls’ and gender diverse peoples’ rights.
At a critical juncture when the COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities and the disproportionate impact of crisis on women and girls, the Generation Equality Forum provides an actionable framework to make progress and revert pushbacks to gender equality.
The session was organised in the framework of the NGO CSW Forum on Tuesday 23 March 2021 and gathered women local representatives from different regions of the world and civil society partners.
On the road to the Generation Equality Forums in Mexico City (29-31 March 2021) and in Paris (29 June - 1 July), UCLG promoted a dialogue among the hosts of both Forums, in a space that gathered different spheres of governments to relate the pr
Structured around an opening session led by UCLG leadership, the event addressed what putting care at the centre of policymaking would entail in terms of concrete policies, and what the feminist municipal movement considers as key priority areas to recover from the pandemic.
The opening session of the Local and Regional Governments’ Days addressed the importance of local feminist leadership, and of women’s participation in public life and in decision-making.
International Women’s Day is a moment to reflect on progress and celebrate achievements, as well as to remind the persistent inequalities and the continued relevance of the movement for women’s rights.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, Metropolis, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and Cities Alliance are raising awareness on the need to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) in urban spaces.