UN CSW67 parallel event “Cities forging the path to gender justice”


UN CSW67 parallel event “Cities forging the path to gender justice”




Four local government representative networks joined forces at the 67th edition of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). PLATFORMA, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) and the Standing Committee for the Euro Mediterranean Partnership of Local and Regional Authorities (COPPEM) are organising the NGO CSW Parallel event “Cities forging the path to gender justice | Tools for equality in local life”.


Join us on 6 March in New York to hear from local and regional representatives about how regional Charters for gender equality are key to move from good intentions to effective and impactful change. Exchange on how local and regional governments, in cooperation with civil society and other stakeholders, can propose innovative ways to implement gender equality agendas and achieve the ambitious targets of the SDG5 and all of the Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Fatimetou Adbel Malick, President of the Nouakchott Region (RIM), President of UCLG Africa
  • Silvia Baraldi, City Councillor in Legnago (Italy), Vice-Chair of CEMR Standing Committee for Equality
  • Emil Broberg, Regional Councillor in Östergötland Region (Sweden)
  • Hilda Maate Businge, Mayor of Hima Town (Uganda), Vice-President Young Elected Officials (YELO) of UCLG Africa
  • Rohey Malick Lowe, Mayor of Banjul (Gambia), President of REFELA
  • Claudia Schöning-Kalender, Chairwoman of the SPD in Mannheim-Wallstadt (Germany), Chair of CEMR Standing Committee for Equality


Read CEMR/PLATFORMA’s write-up of the 6 March parallel event

UCLG summary

COPPEM diary


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