Gender equality

Women’s empowerment in EU external relations cannot happen without towns and regions

The European Commission (DG DEVCO) is currently preparing the EU action plan for gender equality and...
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Reinforcing dialogue on gender equality and informed local government reform in Georgia

The Eastern Partnership Coordination Seminar “Reinforcing dialogue on gender equality and informed...
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An^Mar and FAMSI build a bridge over the Mediterranean

More than 300 local and institutional leaders from Africa and Europe gathered in Seville (Spain) at ...
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VNG International: Towards better futures for all

"A municipality should represent its citizens, and respond to the needs and requirements of its citi...
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What happened at AIMF Congress in Phnom Penh?

More than 400 local elected officials, experts and partners gathered in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), from ...
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More than 1 000 participants at the 10th “Rencontres” of Cités Unies France!

Great success for the 10th edition of the "Meetings of local authorities’ international action" o...
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First step for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”

A group of gender equality experts and local elected representatives from Africa and Europe met on 4...
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Head of DEVE and AFET committees: many new faces and two former active members

Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the Committees on Development (DEVE) and on Foreign Af...
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The “Local authorities Charter for gender equality in Africa” is getting drafted

This was an outcome of the 8th Africities Summit in Marrakech (Morocco) last November: the first me...
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Latvian municipalities are mobilised to localise the SDGs and sign the Charter of European Days of Local Solidarity!

5 June was the closing day of the European Week for Sustainable Development 2019 in Latvia. An excit...
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T. Taliashvili: “the European Parliament’s elections will give an indicative direction to Georgia”

Ms. Tamar Taliashvili, Vice-President of the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (N...
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A. Popsui: “Our City of Irpin is now member of  The European Charter for Equality” 

On July 3, Irpin (Ukraine) became the signatory of the EU Initiative "The European Charter for Equal...
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500 local and regional leaders commit to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion

The curtains are just closing on the CEMR conference, where over 500 local and regional leaders gath...
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Exclusive interview with the Nobel peace prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu

Nobel Peace Prize winner, indigenous peoples and women’s rights activist Rigoberta Menchú was the...
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Safety and security in cities are a crucial concern of women and young girls

Cities will be sustainable only when women’s and girls’ perspectives are taken into account. Thi...
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At EDD18, don’t miss the Global Village City Hall!

For the second year, PLATFORMA & CEMR joined forces with AIMF, CLGF, UCLG and UCLG-Africa to rep...
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Why gender is essential to decentralised cooperation – learn more at CEMR Bilbao conference

PLATFORMA is organising a workshop on the importance of gender mainstreaming in town-to-town and reg...
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“Cities for girls and young women = cities for all” High-level panel at the European Development Days 2018

PLATFORMA/CEMR, Plan International, UN HABITAT, and United Cities and Local Governments–Africa are...
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CHOGM18: Women in leadership

As Commonwealth leaders came together for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) last ...
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Promoting gender equality in decentralised cooperation

In Europe, as elsewhere in the world, gender equality is not a given. But what can be done? The new ...
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