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.