Inclusive Cities. Toward gender equality, youth empowerment, and non-discrimination.

Inclusive CitiesThis paper examines the situation in Afghan cities for:

  • women and girls
  • returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
  • youth and
  • ethnic minorities

Common to all is their heightened socio-economic marginalisation and vulnerability, exclusion from urban decision-making, and weaker urban safety and security.

The paper highlights that framing their priorities and participation as ‘cross-cutting’ is not enough. Dedicated actions and resources are required if we are to genuinely achieve inclusive cities in Afghanistan.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Afghanistan

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Assessments; Data/statistics; Discussion papers

UN Women office involved in publication: Afghanistan Country Office

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 2

Publishing entities: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)