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