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Local Democracy Talks: Feminist Mayors = Cities for All

March 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


This panel brings together world-known mayors that have used a feminist lens to address complex problems their cities faced: climate change, health inequity, poverty, increasing violence, unequal access to care, among others. These mayors have transformed their cities and challenged the status quo using a feminist approach. So, what is a feminist city? What impact do feminist policies have? How are they to everyone’s benefit? What can we learn from their experiences?


The first hour will consist of a panel debate by the mayors of the different cities highlighting:

What inspired you to be a politician?
What is the biggest challenge for gender equality in your municipality?
Tell us about a policy you are proud to have implemented in your local government? Something that has improved the lives of women and girls.
Only 5% of the mayors worldwide are women, why do we need more feminist mayors?


  • Dawn Arnold, Mayor of Moncton, Canada
  • Kanungwe Chota, Mayor of Kanchibiya Distric, Zambia
  • Aidubby Mateus, Mayor of Gámbita, Colombia
  • Celestina Tepaz, Mayor of Santa Maria de Jesús, Guatemala
  • Matilda Wärenfalk, Mayor of Mörbylånga, Sweden

Moderator: Ana Maria Vargas, PhD, Research Director ICLD

Breakout Rooms: For 1 additional hour following the panel discussion, there will be themed break out rooms.

Date & time: 8th of March 2023, 14:00 – 15:00 (CET) 8:00-9:00 (EST)
Venue: Online (Zoom webinar) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89442614303
Registration: Free of charge but register here to get a reminder!


March 8, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:


Virtual Event (Online)