The way in which our cities´ public space is designed, built, and managed plays a fundamental role in facilitating the inclusion of women in labor markets, in the distribution of the care burden at home, and in the prevention of gender-based violence in public spaces. In addition, access to decent housing remains more difficult for women than for men. Addressing these challenges requires, at the national level, strong regulatory frameworks essential to guaranteeing women's basic rights, especially regarding housing rights and inheritance laws, facilitating access to mortgage credit, land policy and security of tenure, and laws against gender-based violence. At the local level, gender-sensitive urban regulations and interventions are required, particularly in the design and management of transport mobility systems, services, and public spaces.
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