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May 12, 2020 cib
UN Women published an interesting brief which highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It provides recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, including cities and local governments, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The document showcases astonishing figures on the increase of domestic violence, the increase of calls to helplines and demands for emergency shelters.
October 22, 2018 cib
Below an overview of the open courses offered by the Hague Academy for Local Governance from this month up to February 2019.
June 01, 2018 cib
On the 12th of April, the CIB Working Group held its first ever webinar session, on the topic of gender equality. The purpose of the webinar was to provide an opportunity for CIB members (i.e.
May 30, 2018 cib
On 25 June Metropolis organizes a launch session of the Issue Paper number IV “Engendering metropolitan spaces in the context of Global Agendas” with the support of Brussels Capital Region.
March 29, 2018 cib
Municipalities are the level of government closest to people, and every municipality is unique. As such, there are many critical paths that can be followed to advance gender equality. It is at the local level that coherent policies and programs can be developed to address the multiple global challenges affecting all women and men. In many ways, local governments can be leaders and act as a model for gender equality and the empowerment of women to build stronger communities and a stronger world.
November 12, 2017 cib
October saw the organization of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED), which took place in Praia, Cape Verde. The high-level event was hosted by the government of Cape Verde and the City of Praia and assembled 2800 participants from 83 countries. Local and regional governments reflected on how the LED approach provides a framework for the SDG localization and positioned LED as a means to achieve territorial equality, equity and cohesion in a context of a vulnerable, isolated and/or dependant country.
Large local and regional representation
November 12, 2017 cib
In response to the European Mobility Week, that took place between 16 and 22 September, Metropolis, the world association of the major metropolises, stresses the importance of adding a gender perspective to mobility challenges.
July 06, 2017 cib
On June 9, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, released Canada's first feminist international assistance policy. The policy will be anchored in the
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