At the occasion of the CSW65, UCLG will convene Local and Regional Governments’ Days to enable discussions and exchanges on the key role of the international municipalist movement to promote and achieve gender equality in all parts of the world. In collaboration with international organizations, civil society representatives, UCLG will organize a series of thematic sessions that illustrate the multi-dimensional impact of local feminist leadership to attain a just, sustainable and resilient world:
Women in public life: Fostering Inclusive Cities & Territories
19/03/2021 16H - 18H CET
We Participate: Beyond the promotion of gender-sensitive policies, women in public life, when provided safe spaces for participation in equitable opportunities, can become the motors of a fairer and more democratic system.
The participation of women and feminist leaders in politics and decision-making is not only core to democracy, it is a key factor to enable governing with empathy, to prioritizing the public in direct response to the needs and aspirations of the people and communities. Although the presence of women in public life is challenged everyday through social norms, stereotypes, discrimination, disinformation or violence, women and feminist mayors continue to lead on the path to inclusive cities and territories.