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Women as “creators” of inclusive and sustainable local economies in times of crisis: territorial policies and solutions for empowerment (Session 2.2.1)

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  • Thematic line: 2. Territorial economic models to address inequality in the current pandemic crisis
  • Thematic subline: 2.2. Socio-economic empowerment of women in recovery strategies: an effective means to reduce inequalities
  • Category  Panel |   Duration  1h30min |   Platform  Streaming


    The territorial layer, including rural and urban settings, is where the effects of growing and diverse inequalities are perceived, and innovative tailored solutions can be promoted to offset them.

    Integrated local governance and local economic development systems and policies, addressing the interconnected drivers and implications of multiple crisis factors and the activation of partnerships within and between communities, can pave the way for transformative processes towards more cohesive local economies and societies. , resilient and fair.

    This session aims to discuss the different territorial dimensions and implications of inequality and effective local policy options to counteract its effects.



    The format of this session is a panel in which local governments and civil society representatives together with expert professionals and members of international organizations and networks will discuss the rationale and main policy options to address gender inequality and enable empowerment. socioeconomic status of women as part of a strategic response to the current crisis.

    This would include the relationship with the governance processes that lead to giving voice and representation to women in the planning of policies in response to the crisis; the role of women's networks and alliances in promoting effective political dialogue on gender-based recovery strategies; and specific political solutions and territorial measures and practices that enable the empowerment of women.

    Also presented as a guidance tool to achieve these goals, the Manual on Gender-Sensitive Local Economic Recovery to Cope with the COVID-19 Crisis, co-produced by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Development Fund. United Nations for Capital Development (UNCDF) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

    Discussion space of the World Forum for Local Economic Development

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