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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UN Women office publishing: Afghanistan Country Office
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