Strengthening local democracy through gender mainstreaming

Robertsfors and Västerbotten in Sweden, and Machakos in Kenya, have made impressive progress within their ICLD Municipal Partnership and are now kicking off their latest project: Actions for Gender Equality.
Since 2007, Robertsfors has been working on various youth and education projects with Machakos, during which time questions regarding equality and gender arose.

19 april

What could be more important than something that affects every woman and every man?

Fair distribution of power, influence and resources for women and men is the fifth of the UN’s sustainable development goals. Many regard it as one of the most important goals and it is the focus of a new ICLD training programme.
“I want to see gender equality analysis skills developed at the local level, together with a toolset that enables the integration of gender equality activities by local governments into their work,” says Aggripina Mosha, gender equality expert from Tanzania.

26 Februari

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KC – Millstein, M (2010) Limits to Local Democracy: The Politics of Urban Governance Transformations in Cape Town