International Conference of Local Elected Women

International Conference “Gender Equality, a Priority for Global Development”

On the initiative of Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris, and Anne Hidalgo, 1st Deputy Mayor of Paris and Chair of the UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality, a Global Conference gathering local elected women from all over the world will take place from Wednesday 30 January to Friday 1 February 2013 at Paris City Hall.
This Conference is organised jointly by the women’s networks of UCLG, Metropolis, UCLGA (NLEWA), FLACMA (RedLamugol) and CEMR, and will allow us to debate on three main working areas of the Standing Committee:
The participation of women in local decision-making;

  • The role of women in innovative financing and access to basic services;
  • Safer cities for women.

Entitled “Gender Equality, a Priority for Global Development”, this event will aim at proposing ideas for reflection and a roadmap to ensure that the participation of women in decision making in all fields (politics, economy, financial and human development) becomes a priority to the Global Agenda Post-2015.
This conference is not only for women local and regional elected representatives, but also for men that are interested in the topic of equality between women and men in local life.
On this occasion, the Observatory of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life will officially launch its website.