An interactive map helps municipalities in building gender responsive services

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An interactive map helps municipalities in building gender responsive services

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Purple Map shows women centers, day care centers and gender responsive municipal services of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.

UN Women launched a gender responsive interactive tool called the Purple Map for the women of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. The map, which is an easy to use guide that shows women centers, day care centers and gender responsive municipal services of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, aims to make the city safer for women.

The Purple Map interactive web site is developed to respond to the different needs and priorities of women, men, elderly and all segments of the society through gender responsive policies, and developing the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality’s services accordingly.

The Purple Map uses innovative methodology to identify specific locations and physical spaces in the city that require improvement in line with women’s various needs, such as for safety, care services, protection services and mobility. The Purple Map gives also women opportunity to provide feedback and make queries on the services provided by the municipality. Ankara Metropolitan Municipality is planning to analyze the data collected and develop it’s gender responsive services accordingly.

Click here to read the full article published by UN Turkey on 29 March 2021.

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