Acknowledging Women at the helm: Resilience, Proximity & Communities that Care

At the occasion of the CSW65, UCLG will convene Local and Regional Governments’ Days to enable discussions and exchanges on the key role of the international municipalist movement to promote and achieve gender equality in all parts of the world. In collaboration with international organizations, civil society representatives, UCLG will organize a series of thematic sessions that illustrate the multi-dimensional impact of local feminist leadership to attain a just, sustainable and resilient world.

23 March 15h30 - 17h30 CET

Side-event at the NGO CSW Forum

We Acknowledge: the combination of local and regional governments with feminist and women’s right organizations compose a powerful alliance to secure the access to reproductive rights and to support women-led business and projects, enhancing the autonomy of women in their diversity.

The impacts of the climate crisis and more broadly, of environmental degradation, are also gendered, especially when considered issues of land tenure, informal work, care and domestic services. The climate emergency and the need for preparedness during periods of crisis and distress require mechanisms, including territorial approaches, for gender-based responses and resilience. The path to the ecological transition must ensure climate justice and observe the specific impact of crises on women and girls.