Welfare facilities for women to gain ground in Isfahan

To build more inclusive cities, local leaders need to first understand the challenges in every way. They must give all citizens the chance to meaningfully share how they experience their environment. City managers should seek out people’s perspectives in order to design vibrant spaces.

Iran (IMNA) - In many cities across the world, women don’t feel safe or comfortable when being in public spaces. The underlying reason behind such inequality is that females remain almost ignored in urban decision-making processes, even in developed countries.

It is broadly recognized that women and girls living in cities are disproportionately affected by safety hazards such as gender-based violence and inadequate sanitation facilities or lighting systems. The more the cities are planned with women into account, the more they will feel secure and comfortable using public spaces.

Highlighting the measures taken by the Municipality of Isfahan to provide adequate welfare facilities for women, a member of the Commission for monitoring, surveillance and follow-up of urban affairs at the Islamic City Council of Isfahan Ahmadreza Mosavar said, "speaking of sports and leisure facilities for women, the city governing body has lagged behind, so the Municipality of Isfahan has allocated a devoted budget to tackle the problem."

Welfare facilities for women to gain ground in Isfahan

Mosavar added, "there are some deprived areas outside the urban centers lacking core services. Isfahan Municipality has endeavored to curtail deprivations, and noticeable measures have also been adopted in this regard."

He continued, "in order to improve the living conditions of citizens, the 6th urban governance body of Isfahan has committed to address the inner- city deprivation and improve the quality of life in cities through providing neighborhoods’ service desks for various citizens' affairs."

The member of the Commission for monitoring, surveillance and follow-up of urban affairs at the Islamic City Council of Isfahan went on to say that, "neighborhoods empowerment makes it possible for citizens to experience a better life in cities; therefore, the members of the sixth Islamic city council have pledged to embody the slogan ^Isfahan, the city of life.^”

He remarked, "tackling deprivation and building more robust infrastructures to empower the poverty-stricken neighborhoods will make people feel better about living in the city."

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