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UTC: North America, Women and Urban SDGs: An Urban Paradigm Shift to Gender Equality


Join us in celebrating International Women's Day 2022!

The Urban Economy Forum (UEF) and the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) are proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March 2022 in conjunction with our Urban Thinkers Campus – North America, Women and Urban SDGs: A Paradigm Shift to Gender Equality as part of Canada, Women and Urban SDGs program under the umbrella of the World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park. This is a 2-day event that is being held virtually on March 7th & 8 th, 2022 to promote and advance women’s equality and gender equity. It is also an occasion to launch The City We Need NOW! Campaign for North America. You can participate by sending us your message in video or text format to celebrate IWD 2022 and register for free at our UTC through Eventbrite.

IWD 2022 Messages

To raise awareness for gender parity and to strengthen women's and girl’s voices for equality and empowerment in an urbanizing world, we are seeking inspirational and supportive messages to recognize the contributions of women in building cities and communities that are safe, inclusive, just, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11) worldwide. Messages can be presented as a short 2 to 3-minute video, 5-minute one-on-one interviews, and/or written text. It will then be shared on the UEF website and social media channels to reach a wide audience. Our aim is to enhance women’s involvement in all aspects of urban development, from decision-making, urban design and planning to implementation and monitoring. The vision is to empower and enrich women’s leadership and representation in all areas of their life including the right to equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, equal opportunities and the end to bias, prejudice and discrimination for a just and sustainable tomorrow. Please submit your message to Ilda Cordeiro, Programme Manager, at no later than March 4th. There will be a selection of messages presented at the UTC.

IWD 2022 Theme

The theme for this year is "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow", recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

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IWD Release republished - Author - Urban Economic Forum (UEF) (CC)


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