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What can Cities do to Advance Gender Equity?

On November 23rd, 2021, The City Hub and Network for Gender Equity (CHANGE) launched its 2021 Gender Equality Toolkit. The virtual launch brought together city leaders, academic experts, and journalists to explore the question: What can cities do to advance gender equity? Speakers from across the CHANGE network shared examples that illustrate how local governments can implement gender-focused initiatives to help build more just and equitable communities.


Flavia Carbonari – Senior Consultant, World Bank
Melissa Berton – Co-founder & Executive Director, The Pad Project
Ruth David – Senior Reporter/ Deputy Bureau Chief, Bloomberg
Nina Hachigian – Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, City of Los Angeles
Sonia Ruiz – Director of Gender & Time Policies, Barcelona City Council
Heidi Davies – Human Resources Adviser, Greater London Authority
Florencia Stivelmaher – General Director of Public Policy for Gender Equality, Buenos Aires Ingrid Gómez Saracíbar – Secretary of Women, Mexico City
Ajara Marie Bomah – Founder & Creative Director, Women Mean Business

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