To empower women in all their diversity, the City Hub and Network for Gender Equity (CHANGE) harnesses the collective power of cities to transform government services and systems to the benefit of all. Member cities create systemic change by identifying disparities, implementing initiatives to address needs across city operations, and tracking measures for success. CHANGE believes that to be successful, our work must explicitly recognize and address intersecting inequalities predicated upon race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
On Tuesday, July 12th, on the margins of the UN High-level Political Forum, CHANGE launched our 2022 Voluntary Gender Review. The Voluntary Gender R is a first-of-its-kind network progress report on SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. This report summarizes concrete actions local governments can take to accelerate and measure progress towards gender equality. The launch event, co-hosted by Metropolis, brought together city leaders from around the world to share experiences and promote solutions to gender inequality that draw from our individual strengths and collective impact.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
HOW CHANGE CITIES ARE WORKING TOWARD GENDER EQUITY
CHANGE’s founding cities of Barcelona, Freetown, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Tokyo – representing over 35 million people – have continuously demonstrated a commitment to gender equity in the form of policies, initiatives, and programs.
Mayor Ada Colau
Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Chief of Government Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo
Governor Yuriko Koike
AS A PARTNER ORGANIZATION
It is through effective partnerships that international city networks have the success rate that they do. Through the leadership and advocacy of the six founding cities, CHANGE will have a leading global position from the outset, which external partners can be a part of. CHANGE invites external partners to engage and collaborate with CHANGE in its formative stages by submitting a contact form.
AS A MEMBER CITY
The network will initially focus on the membership of the six founding cities – Barcelona, Freetown, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Tokyo – to ensure that CHANGE has a strong grounding in terms of strategy and principles. The network will then reach out to more cities to join them with this world-first and world-class international city network. Cities interested in joining CHANGE are asked to submit a contact form so that they can both stay informed of the network’s plans but also updated for when CHANGE opens up its membership.