The Latin America Women and Habitat Network is made up of organizations and individual women committed to promoting women's rights and to greater gender equity in the area of human settlements.
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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.

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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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February, 2011
World Social Forum 2011
Date: 6 - 11 February
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September, 2010

New York
Michelle Bachelet, Director of UN Women

Date: September 14

The Women and Habitat Network is pleased with the choice of a Latin American woman as director of such an important UN office.

November, 2010

July, 2010

What state? For what equality?
XI Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Taken from CEPAL
This document is the result of the last CEPAL conference, held this year in Brasilia, Brazil. It analyzes progress in gender equality in the region 15 years after the approval of the Beijing Action Platform, 10 years after the formulation of the Millennium Development Goals, and 3 years after the adoption of the Quito Consensus at the tenth Regional Conference on Women in Latin and the Caribbean, held in 2007.

It also examines achievements made and the challenges that face governments in light of the interactions among the State, the market, and families, as social institutions created through policies, laws, and customs that, together, establish conditions for renewing or perpetuating social and gender hierarchies.

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