Sunday, March 15, 2015

Publice Space: Opportunities and Challenges for Empowering Women

Lasmi Puri spoke about how important public space is for women, and especially in cities. Increasingly the populations in the urban environment will become more and more common.

Impact of fear of sexual harassment, so don't go to school, or work. Income reduced, and poverty because of the situation. Land is empowerment for women, economic empowerment. Can exercise political and decision making leadership. Too often, cities are sources of exclusion. Cities not sensitive to the needs of women. Safe Cities program, and sustainable cities, such as under Habitat 3 are great opportunities for women to learn and make a difference.

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