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THE WORLD’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL CITY NETWORK IN THE PURSUIT OF GENDER EQUALITY

OUR MISSION

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.

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.

Headshot of Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

FREETOWN

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Freetown City Council

TOKYO

Governor Yuriko Koike

The Governor’s Corner

GET INVOLVED

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.