Editor’s Note

Happy Birthday, WAF!

Dear Readers:

Welcome to our third anniversary issue, which we devote to feminist urbanism, the movement to make cities safer, more inclusive and women-friendly, and to increase women’s engagement in urban planning and design. Read more…

    FEATURES 

HOW VIENNA DESIGNED A CITY FOR WOMEN

The whole idea of designing a city that works for women as well as men started in Vienna.

    In Conversation With 

GUDRUN SCHYMAN, FOUNDER OF EUROPE'S FIRST FEMINIST PARTY

“If you go out into the streets in Sweden and say, “Do you want gender equality?” everyone says, “yes”; however, there are no policies that bring us to these goals.”

 

    FILM REVIEW

“ASK FOR JANE”: WOMEN HELPING WOMEN IN THE 70'S

“Ask For Jane” is based on the true story of a group of Chicago women who helped more than 11,000 others get safe abortions in the years just before Roe v. Wade.

     PODCAST

A CULINARY APPROACH TO RASIE FUNDS FOR VICTIMS OF THE SYRIAN CRISIS

“Food is such a good way of bringing people together because everyone needs food, there’s no hierarchy,” explains Rose Lukas from Hands Up Foundation

     SPOTLIGHTS 

SAFETIPIN: A MOBILE APP TOOL TO BUILD SAFER CITIES

Learn about “Safetipin” an app that is helping women in India, Colombia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea navigate existing streetscapes more safely.

      BLOG

YOUNG REFUGEES IN BALTIMORE TAUGHT ME THE LESSONS OF A LIFETIME

“Denying a child a hug, to sit on your lap, or even to hold your hand would result as the most difficult challenge of my experience”, says a young volunteer at the Refugee Youth Project in Baltimore.

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