Love letters to our cities: Recapping a remarkable week in Berlin

When the planning for a high-level Women Mobilize Women study tour in Berlin began in late September 2022, no one on the team could have envisioned how it would come together. The goal seemed simple: bring highly influential women from around the world, particularly those based in the Global South , together in one room for an incredible opportunity for intergenerational and intercontinental  learning. At a time where the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has stated its priorities for feminist development policy, this was the ideal moment.

Towards Safe and Empowering Streets and Public Transport Systems for Women and Girls in Latin America

Personal safety on streets and public transport is one of the main barriers women and girls face in accessing important services such as health care, education and other economic opportunities. This blog is shaped by my personal experience as a young Mexican woman who relies on walking, cycling and public transport. It looks at the importance of women’s advocacy and participation towards more inclusive and sustainable transportation systems that ensure their right to the city in Latin America.

Women’s Role in Climate Resilient Development

Women make up one of the groups most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather conditions brought on by climate change. That’s why any mitigation efforts need to consider their unique needs, as well as those of other marginalized groups, such as youth, ethnic minorities, and Indigenous populations. But what does a gender responsive approach to climate resilient development look like exactly?

Women’s rights, self-determination and independence

Some may claim that we are at an all-time high in gender equality. However, in recent weeks we have seen dramatic cuts in women’s rights, clearly questioning the progress in gender equality that our mothers and sisters have fought for.

Addressing Sexual Harassment on Transport starts with Prioritizing it

This blog post is part II of the blog series on Awaress, Advocacy, and the role of data in addressing sexual harassment on Public Transport. Read part I now: Awareness, Advocacy, and the role of data in addressing sexual harassment on Public Transport – WomenMobilizeWomen

Awareness, Advocacy, and the role of data in addressing sexual harassment on Public Transport

At this point in history, it is no secret that when moving in public spaces women experience high rates of sexual harassment. The personal accounts by women globally have led to the realisation that something needs to be done – at least among women’s organisations focused on improving the quality of the experience in the built environment for women and non-binary and transgender individuals.

Freedom to Move: How cycling helps enable more inclusive transport

For most of the 21st century, cities around the world have embraced a resurgence in the power of cycling to move people in sustainable and active ways. However, with infrastructure often slow to catch up to the need, the image of cycling has tended to appear difficult, athletic, and more suited to men.

New Publication: The 15-Minute City – A Feminist Utopia?

To realize the positive intersection of feminism and the 15-minute city, concrete and inclusive land-use and mobility policies are necessary. The explosion of interest in the concept of the 15-minute city among many urbanist planners and advocates can be explained in its more human-scale proposition for how cities should be planned.

#ElectricWomen nominations have closed

Women will revolutionize the electric vehicle sector. Our #ElectricWomen nominations have closed! We have received 81 total nominations. As we…

Overcoming barriers to women’s mobility

Authors:Krishna Desai, Shirish Mahendru, Andrea Bluemel The original article was published by Krishna Desai on LinkedIn. Background The SDG 5 and 11…

Women for human-centered urban planning

How Jane Jacobs stood up against male-dominated, car-centered city planning  Author: TUMI It’s almost impossible to imagine New York City without the…

The male city

Many cities are built by men for their needs: The main concern is to get to work efficiently. Bad luck for anyone with a stroller, shopping bags or a wheelchair. Is that the way it has to be?

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