The Role of Local Governments in Promoting Gender Equality for Sustainability

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June 23, 2016

The Role of Local Governments in Promoting Gender Equality for Sustainability

The UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality monitors and promotes the participation of women at local level across the world. The Committee firmly believes that the participation of women in local decision-making is the foundation of global development. The Standing Committee works with local elected women and grassroots organizations to build their capacities and increase women’s representation. 

Local and regional governments have a long track record of working internationally for gender equality, with a particular focus on increasing the representation of local elected women and the promoting the participation of all women in local decision-making: 

Click here to read the UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality's report on the role of local governments in advancing and promoting gender equality for sustainability. 

Author: 
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Editor: 
UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality
Publication year: 
December 2015