Focus area
Strength in diversity: another story of the Roma community

Barcelona's long-established Roma community speaks to Metropolitan about identity, activism and culture: get to know this community thanks to authentic stories!

Projects and Programmes
Civic engagement for an inclusive Barcelona

Barcelona city hall has built a dynamic map of all the local initiatives encouraging the construction of a more inclusive city: explore on the map a fantastic volume of concrete actions undertaken to fight for the rights of various communities

Gender stereotypes and advertising: take action to break down stereotypes!

Ads represent one major source of gender stereotypes as too many creatives spread misleading and offensive messages when it comes to gender equality. Check out the new report of ASA (Advertising Standards Authority), UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media, raising awareness on the responsability of the advertising industry to stand up for gender equality.

Common Ground and Common Obstacles: US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue

In the fall of 2017, JCIE gathered two dozen women leaders, representing a diversity of fields, for a US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in Tarrytown, New York, to discuss ways in which the United States and Japan can cooperate on security, economic, and gender issues.

The dialogue placed women’s expertise and experiences at the forefront of an extended conversation about US-Japan relations.

Opening the dialogue under a common concern: waste

Discover 'Khadra', a short documentary that follows four women in Tripoli, Lebanon, who are using recycling to transform and bring together the city’s Alawite and Sunni communities after the Syrian conflict reignited tensions and hundreds of people were killed in violent clashes.
The film will follow the women on their journey to form a recycling partnership between neighbourhoods with a history of extreme tension and violence.

From Words to Action: Best Practices for Women's Participation in Latin American Political Parties

Although it is often said that there can be no democracy without political parties, it is equally true that there can be no parties without the democratic participation of women.

Check out the 95 best practices providing women with equal opportunities to reach leadership and representative positions in the political parties.

Projects and Programmes
Fighting gender stereotypes with gender neutral schools

At five preschools in Stockholm, the idea that ‘boys will be boys’ and ‘girls will be girls’ is being challenged in order to break down gender stereotypes: check out the positive results!

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where?

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where? is an international comparative assessment that provides relevant information for the implementation of future safety audits, and aims to fill a current void. Results are also intended to influence the development of a set of guidelines for local authorities to refer to when considering the use of the women’s safety audit tool. This report examines best practices, local adaptations, positive and negative outcomes and suggestions for future use of the women’s safety audit tool based on a review of the literature as well as surveys and interviews with organizations around the world that have used the tool.

This publication is a tool that enables a critical evaluation of the urban environment while detailing practices that work to build safer environments.


Projects and Programmes
Enhancing energy based livelihoods for women micro entrepreneurs

This gender equality case study presents the contributions of the ADB-India project in providing 24-hour power supply to rural households in Madhya Pradesh and how it has opened opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the energy sector.

Projects and Programmes
Gender equality: redraw the balance!

Gender stereotypes are defined by 5-7 years of age: this is why it is so important that children and young people understand that they can achieve anything they want professionally when they grow up, whether they are young girls or young boys. 

Discover the concrete initiative 'Inspiring Women', that helps to broaden the aspirations and interests of children about jobs and careers.

It is time to #Redrawthebalance !