Working session on gender equality in local government


It will be celebrated a working session on gender equality in local government in Paris on 3rd July 2019. The members UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality and of UCLG Women are invited to participate in this event.

Taking advantage of the presence of part of our membership in the meetings on international action organized by Cités Unies France, this special session will be the opportunity to exchange on the All-UCLG gender equality strategy. This strategy is being developed around two main pillars: an institutional pillar, aiming at developing gender mainstreaming and promoting gender equality activities within our network and among its different areas; and a political pillar, aiming at raising the participation of women in governing and decision-making bodies at the local level.

Futhermore, there’ll be an opportunity to brainstorm about the coming UCLG World Congress, organized in Durban (South Africa) on 11-15 November 2019. Gender equality will be placed at the very core of the debates and structure of this important event.

The preliminary agenda of the session:

  • Welcome and introduction of the session
  • The All-UCLG strategy on gender equality
  • Next steps towards the UCLG World Congress

This session can contribute to the work developed towards the Charter of local governments for gender equality in Africa with REFELA-UCLG Africa and CEMR.

The official languages of the meeting will be French and English.

Since there is limited space, we would be grateful if you could confirm your availability at your earliest convenience at [email protected]