Bulletin 44, February 2011
January 2011

Lima, Peru
Lima's new mayor participated in the breakfast meeting: Cities without Violence against Women, Safe Cities for All.

Taken from Flora Tristan Peruvian Women's Center

Citizen Safety for Women - Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru exchange experiences.

With the goal of exchanging successful experiences from Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru regarding citizen safety for women, in the framework of the Regional Program "Cities without Violence against Women, Safe Cities for All", the Flora Tristan Peruvian Women's Center and UN Women organized, last Wednesday, January 26, a breakfast meeting with municipal authorities and civil society.

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New York, USA
Commission on Women's Social and Legal Condition - United Nations 2011 (UN Commission on the Status of Women 2011)

February 24 to March 4
The 55th Session of the Commission on Women's Social and Legal Condition will be held at the United Nations Headquarters with the topic "Gender, Education, Science and Technology, and Employment". Member countries, UN entities, and non-governmental organizations will attend the event. During the session various activities, debates, and panels will be carried out.

In the framework of this event, the Huairou Commission - an international network of networks headquartered in New York, specializing in gender problematics - together with its member networks (Federation of Municipal Women of Latin America and the Caribbean, GROOTS International, International Council of Women, Information Center of the Independent Women's Forum, Latin America Women and Habitat Network, Women in Cities International; Women and Peace Network) organized three spaces for debate.

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November 2010

New publication
Learning from Women to Create Gender Inclusive Cities

The purpose of this report is to share the information gathered in the first year of the Gender Inclusive Cities Program about the state of women's safety in each of the participating cities (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; New Delhi, India; Petrozavodsk, Russia; and Rosario, Argentina) The information presented here gives the reader an general view of the kinds of safety problems that affect women in their daily life and how these problems lead to women being exclude from the city's life.

This document is the result of the reports presented by the organizations that are implementing the program in each of the countries. In Argentina, the Latin America Women and Habitat Network implements the program in Rosario. This city's diagnosis was presented during the Third International Conference on Women's Safety, held last November in New Delhi, India.

December 2010

Safety Audits for women's safety

Source: City and Gender Collective

The City and Gender Collective, together with local women dedicated to transforming their neighborhoods, have carried out safety audits for women's safety in the cities of Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juarez, Cumbres de Llano Largo (Acapulco), Ecatepec, Iztapalapa, Morelia, Tijuana, y Zapopan.

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February 2011

5th Edition of the IMU Prizes

The Ibero-american Municipalists Union has opened the call for participation in the IMU Prizes for unpublished research and municipal best practices.
Deadline for presentation of proposals:June 15

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