Women’s Empowerment Guide
A guide to empower and foster women’s participation in urban planning.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organization: Col·lectiu Punt 6
About the Wise Practice
With the creation of this manual, Col·lectiu Punt 6 hopes to increase the visibility of women as an important source of knowledge and as agents of urban change. Women possess crucial knowledge about their environments and day-to-day activities. Women are more aware of the needs of their communities, their neighbourhoods, and the things that need to be done to improve them. The organisation will be able to analyse the environment we live in from both individual and collective perspectives, identify favourable and unfavourable aspects, increase the visibility of women’s knowledge, and promote women’s rights to freely enjoy the city by creating gender-aware towns and cities.
Goal 5: Make information and communications technologies accessible to the public, including women and girls, children and youth, persons with disabilities, older persons and persons in vulnerable situations, to enable them to develop and exercise civic responsibility, broadening participation and fostering responsible governance (NUA 156; SDG 5.b).
The guide contains activities that its readers can accomplish individually, grouped into 4 categories: informing ourselves; describing and analyzing our everyday environment; sharing our experience; continuing our work. In order to guarantee a good process of empowerment, its readers need to complete the maximum number of activities in each step.
More than 100 groups of women trained on urban planning from a gender perspective in more than 100 municipalities in Catalonia.
The guide informs its readers on how to create and adapt tools to gather information about women’s everyday life and their expertise and knowledge about the urban planning of their communities.
Resources and More Information
Updated: January 29, 2021