This WEDO primer “Women and Sustainable Development” addresses the links between gender and urban sustainability at the local level, where women have the greatest opportunity to impact policy-making processes and to exert influence over implementation.

WEDO’s ultimate goal is to help women worldwide use the experiences and initiatives of grassroots women to leverage their own social participation, and to bring a stronger gender perspective into governance activities. If engendering local governance for sustainable development is one of your concerns, this primer will prove invaluable—for designing projects and programs, planning action and reaching others.

The document is divided into three sections all focusing on strategies for integrating gender perspectives in local development agendas:

  • Women Build a Global Movement for Sustainable Development
  • Challenges to Women’s Participation in Local Planning
  • Mobilizing Women’s Involvement

Women and Sustainable Development: A Local Agenda (2001) (html)

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