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Women are heroes JR Rio Favelas Art

WATCH: How art is promoting the role of women in Rio’s favelas| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

French artist JR, uses huge photos of the faces and eyes of local women on houses in Rio’s favelas, to promote the key role of women in society.

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Women and girls bear the brunt of ruralisation of urban areas

Beloved Chiweshe writes about the implications of ruralisation of urban areas in the context of the family unit with specific focus on women in general and the girl child in particular.

Credit: Paul Williams

6 cities designing transport for women

The combination of the October’s Transport Month and some very British headline news inspired Pamela Hellig to think about how much a city’s public transport system – and the invaluable mobility it provides – can contribute to or detract from the empowerment of women around the world.