Posts Tagged ‘Women’

The Women We See … and don’t see

Last year marked the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act, extending to the right to vote for the first time to (some) women in the UK and Ireland (it would be another ten years until universal suffrage was introduced). To mark this anniversary, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched […]

By Siobhán McKenna, on February 14th, 2019 at 11:55

Cities can boost female entrepreneurship

Cities and Municipalities have a role to play when it comes to achieving gender equality, especially in the economic area. With well thought out policies, they can encourage more women to set up businesses, and provide support for female entrepreneurs. Today the International Women’s Day will be celebrated – statistics and numbers will once again […]

By URBACT, on March 8th, 2012 at 13:35

Why Gender Matters for Cities?

The 8th of March is the international women’s day. This should certainly not be the only moment to think about it, but it is the occasion to recall the unbalanced situation between women and men in most areas of life. The city embodies these unbalances; which means policies and actions at the local level can […]

By URBACT, on March 8th, 2011 at 11:17

Women – not just a ‘good weather policy’

The 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion included as a principle the need to address gender inequalities in the risks of poverty and policy responses.  This is an important principle when the gender pay gap together with inequalities in employment opportunities and slow changing roles in the family in parts of Europe […]

By URBACT, on October 18th, 2010 at 14:15

Catherine Ashton, first High Representative for Foreign Affairs – a step forward for women in politics?

Catherine Ashton, previously EU Commissioner for Trade joined an illustrious group of women who have been Foreign Ministers in the world when she became EU’s new foreign affairs chief in November. She will rank only behind Hilary Clinton and Angela Merkel as one of the most powerful women in politics, representing half a billion EU […]

By URBACT, on December 1st, 2009 at 18:12