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CHANGE harnesses the collective power of cities to empower women in all their diversity, and transform government to the benefit of all.

Cities are drivers of change that can be repeated and scaled globally.

CHANGE cities test and share innovative solutions to better serve and expand opportunities for women, girls, and people with non-binary gender identities.

Our work explicitly recognizes and addresses intersecting inequalities predicated upon race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.


our framework

CHANGE cities are applying a gender lens to create more equal communities and a more just world. We position our work within the four distinct roles that cities play in our lives: as innovators, employers, service providers, and connectors.

The City as an Innovator

How can cities pilot and scale new ideas and approaches? 

The City as an Employer

How can cities set an example and build an inclusive workforce? 

The City as a Provider

How can cities integrate gender into policies & services? 

The City as a Connector

How can cities collaborate with cross-sector stakeholders?

Latest Resources

Featured Work

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, three CHANGE cities- Bogotá, Buenos Aires, and Los Angeles – implemented community-based research efforts that recognize caregivers as experts and partners in shaping city policies.

The Gender Equity Toolkit offers guidance on how to advance gender equity in cities around the world. It has a menu of best practices organized by the major functions of local government.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unanimously adopted by all member states of the United Nations in 2015, to capture a universal development agenda for our shared, global future.

CHANGE and the city of Los Angeles led a research effort to learn directly from private early child care providers to better understand the challenges they face and the support they need to thrive.

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Member Cities

CHANGE is a network of 12 cities across six continents, representing more than 96 million residents. Our Secretariat works closely with city policy experts and local government leaders to advance gender equity.

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