Gender equality in cities
On March 8 we celebrate UN International Women’s Day- a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
URBACT is taking part in these celebrations by featuring a series of articles about women’s leadership in European cities on the governance webpage this month.
In upcoming items we will explore initiatives in women’s equality in cities and hear the views of some current urban leaders. The results of a panel debate on the impact of female leadership in cities at the Women of the World Festival in London will also be published.
We start with a review of data on the levels of female political representation at city level in in Europe.