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Bogotá is Colombia’s capital and largest city, with a population of more than 7.7 million people. The Mayor of Bogotá and the City Council, elected by popular vote, are collectively responsible for city administration.

The city has received international awards and attention for the work it has done to better serve women and girls, including recognizing and supporting the millions of women who provide unpaid care work. The Women’s Secretariat leads the development and implementation of the District Care System in addition to the city’s public policies on gender equality and gender mainstreaming.

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district care system

Bogotá is the first city in Latin America to have a District Care System, with respite spaces, psychosocial support, training, job opportunities for women and more.

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elimination of violence

A comprehensive approach to violence prevention and response.

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equality policies & mainstreaming

Centering gender across city operations and policymaking.

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