Commitment to gender equity
Barcelona City Council is launching a gender mainstreaming strategy so that all its actions work in favour of gender equity. A gender perspective is therefore being introduced into the running and organisation of the City Council and into all the policies being implemented from the city and its districts.
We are striving to improve women’s quality of life and health by fighting the gender factors that undermine them. We are putting special emphasis on sexual and reproductive health.
We are working to promote a city, urban-planning and mobility model that meets everyone’s needs and daily-life experiences.
We are advancing towards an economy that is oriented to everyone, we are incorporating gender perspectives in municipal budgets and taxes and we are fighting against the feminisation of poverty and job insecurity.
We aim to fight against the disproportionate carer responsibility taken on by women. We are promoting the recognition of the central role of caring, to bring about its socialisation and democratisation.
We are taking on gender inequalities in the cultural arena, promoting women’s creations and acknowledging their work and contributions throughout history.
We are discovering and acknowledging women’s political, social and technological participation in Barcelona and we are promoting this participation by seeing to its diversity.