Asya Varbanova

Asya Varbanova
Turkey Country Director, UN Women


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015, embody a universal plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Sustainable Development Goal 11 aims to provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities by 2030. SDG 5, achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, is integral to SDG 11 and all of the sustainable development goals.

Town Twining allows cities to share experiences, practices, strategies and tools on how to realize these goals at the local level, and to create inclusive and gender responsive public spaces and services, that take into account and respond to the needs and perspectives of all citizens: women, men, girls and boys.


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