What We do

Why Do We Need "City for All"?

Poverty rates among women are disproportionately high. Women make up the majority of clientele for municipal services, but policies governing these services ignore the specific issues poor women face.

In Arab-Jewish and multicultural local governments, addressing the needs of women is even more complex, as these needs vary across diverse and marginalized communities.

Women are drastically underrepresented in our municipal governments, holding only 18% of senior municipal positions.  

The Work Process


Meetings with the Mayor and the Advisor on the issue of Gender Equality


Building a City for All multi-sectoral steering committee


Drafting a vision and work plan for the City for All process in the city


Meeting with city elected officials and senior city administrators and recruiting them to the process


Training courses for senior and elected officials on implementing gendered approaches to governance


Mapping of needs through analyzing data from various city departments and  women’s groups


Public participation- Leading multi-sectoral discussions to promote the creation of a Gender Equality Action plan


The Action plan is adopted by the Mayor and City council and integrated into the municipal work plans

Joining Forces for a Better City

Itach-Ma’aki takes on an active role, partnering with cities to create gender equality action plans. From ideation to execution, our professionals are there to assist and consult. 

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider us:

  • Itach-Ma’aki is action and result driven. Our work plans are made to create concrete and measurable impacts that make a difference in people’s everyday lives.

  • Our team is highly professional and has both local and international experience. We provide guidance throughout the entire City for All process – starting from defining the vision for gender equality, to drafting an action plan and assisting with the implementation of the work plan.

  • We bring with us our vast experience working with local government, lobbying, leading cross-organizational teams and reaching out to communities.

  • Finally, and most importantly, we excel at getting things done!