[VIDEO] Livable Cities in a Rapidly Changing World: Why Gender Equality Matters

Event: 2021 ADB Asia and the Pacific Virtual Gender Forum l The Power to Transform: Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific

[VIDEO] Livable Cities in a Rapidly Changing World: Why Gender Equality Matters

23 November 2021
Author / Speaker: 
Maria Vassilakou, Vassilakou Urban Consulting GmbH – Vienna Solution
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To make infrastructure work for everyone, we need to fundamentally change the way it is planned, delivered, and managed. Cities have inadvertently been designed without considering needs of women and girls. They tend to reflect traditional gender roles and gendered division of labor. Gender inequalities persist and limit the extent to which women can contribute to the social and economic life of cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges. For women and girls, the challenges are much greater as they have been impacted disproportionally by the pandemic. Gender-sensitive urban planning starts with understanding the different needs of women and men in communities. Gender-responsive design ensures our city infrastructure works for everyone, including women and girls. 
Geographical Focus: 
Global
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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