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MAAT – Policy labs for more inclusive cities

Women experience cities differently from men (mainly due to their traditional roles caring for children, elderly relatives and the sick):

  • by using childcare, health infrastructures and schools more than men do;
  • by spending more time on public transport to this facilities;
  • by making more stops in the commute from work to home;
  • by being the primary targets of sexual assaults on public transport and streets since a very young age and adding to all this the layers of discrimination that are added by belonging to other discriminated groups (suffering also from sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia, xenophobia, age discrimination, among others).

What are we doing about it?

Women experience cities differently from men (mainly due to their traditional roles caring for children, elderly relatives and the sick):

by using childcare, health infrastructuresand schools more than men do;

by spending more time on public transport to this facilities;

by making more stops in the commute from work to home;

by being the primary targets of sexual assaults on public transport and streets since a very young age

and adding to all this the layers of discrimination that are added by belonging to other discriminated groups (suffering also from sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia, xenophobia, age discrimination, among others).

Our MAAT Project (https://maatproject.eu/) is actively working on mitigating these challenges !

We are in the process of implementing 20 Youth Policy Labs in Rome, Belgrade, Timisoara, and Larnaka, with the aim of engaging in meaningful discussions with youth about urban intersectional gender discriminationand the biases that impact women and girls in their respective cities. Additionally, these labs are working towards developing concrete strategies to address these pressing issues.

Follow our work and stay connected !

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