Supporting women's economic empowerment in cities

Now more than ever, in the context of the pandemic, it is evident the relation existing between gender equality, women’s empowerment and the creation of more inclusive and sustainable societies.

According to the European Institute for Gender Equality, about 76% of the 49 million care workers (including nurses, personal carers, domestic workers, etc.) are women, and they have been the ones at the core front during the Covid-19 outbreak, improving the quality of life for all citizens.

Women represent half of the population and constitute key agents of change, therefore, a gender approach is required in the policy-making process in order to guarantee equitable cities and equal access to public services.

The following video showcases the voice of Cities Alliance‘s urban experts participating in the World Urban Forum of Kuala Lumpur in 2018. As speakers of the session “The Role of Public Goods and Services”, they highlight the need for a gender approach to poverty-mitigation policies.

This video was produced by CAD Productions in the framework of the project “Documentation services for the Joint Work Programme Equitable Economic Growth in Cities”.

Ivana Ivorra
Ivana Ivorra
Ivana is a technical and research assistant at GlobalCAD, specialized in communication projects.