Women Transforming Cities

Women Transforming Cities is an NGO. Our membership is open to everyone ($10.00 fee). We have a monthly newsletter and all members are entitled to attend our yearly AGM.

“We encourage all cities to work on social and climate sustainability using a gendered inter-sectional lens supported with disaggregated data.”

VISION

 

The mission of Women Transforming Cities is to transform our cities into spaces that work for all people by empowering self-identified women and girls in all their diversity. We promote community engagement, inclusion and equitable representation by applying a gendered inter-sectional lens to policies, programmes, budgets, funding, staffing and governance of city governments, and call for the use of disaggregated data.

 

PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES

 

Our objectives are to work from the local to the international to make cities work for self-identified women and girls. We do this by building international, national and local networks that apply a gendered intersectional lens to urban issues. We engage, educate, advocate and organize, focusing on a wide range of local government issues, including governance, electoral reform, climate change, housing, transit, child care, violence (domestic and racial), indigenous, LGTBQI2S (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and two-spirit) immigrant and refugee issues, and income. We encourage all women, especially diverse BIMPOC (Black, indigenous, mixed, and people of colour) to run for office.

 

KEY PROJECTS

 

• Webinars on running for office, civic engagement, electoral reform, feminist green economic recovery strategies.

• Hot Pink Paper Municipal Campaign.

• Women Friendly Cities Challenge – an online library of wise practices tied to the SDGs, CEDAW and the New Urban Agenda as well as other international statements.

• We follow local government agendas and speak out at Councils.

Women Transforming Cities International Society,

PO Box 21575, RPO Little Italy

Vancouver, BC V5L 5G2, Canada 

Co-chairs: Ellen Woodsworth and Dr Joy Masuhara