By 2030, it is estimated that 60% of people worldwide will likely live in cities. SDG 11 recognises that sustainable urbanisation requires quality transport systems, access to green and public spaces, policies to protect citizens from harassment, mitigation strategies for disasters, and safe and affordable housing and basic services.
Many cities in the developing world have a predominantly or growing population of women, which indicates that rural to urban migration trends are gendered. And urban policies have distinct impacts on women and girls, as they can face challenges related to health, mobility and safety from violence when living in cities. For women and girls, cities can open doors to improved services, better work and increased independence. Yet urban spaces can also pose unique threats to their safety and health.
The 2019 SDG Gender Index examines gender focused issues and data under SDG 11 and provides a more complete picture of both the goal itself and its relationship to gender equality. Explore the included issues and indicators below.
Below is an overview of other important gender equality issues related to this SDG that are not currently reflected in the 2019 SDG Gender Index due to data gaps.
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