If a city is female friendly, it is friendly for everybody.
First female mayor of Sydney, Australia
This website is a living library of Wise Practices from around the world that help make cities more women friendly. The idea was born at the UN Habitat III conference in October 2016, and launched at the World Urban Forum in February 2018.
We welcome submissions from all sectors:
governments, civil society and grassroots organizations, the private sector, academia, and beyond
are locally-appropriate actions,
tools, principles or decisions that contribute significantly to the development of sustainable and equitable social conditions. They evolve and are refined as individual and community experience and knowledge expand.
With this library we
want to share knowledge,
inspire innovation, improve
networking and collaboration, and
challenge ourselves to make
cities equitable, inclusive,
sustainable and thriving for all.
Women have historically been excluded from city building and, despite progress in many areas, there are still significant gender gaps and inequalities – particularly for diverse women. Using a gendered intersectional lens, these gaps can be eliminated, an effort that evidence has shown will improve quality of life for all. We should all want cities to be more women friendly.