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In the Local Policies section you will find a compilation of local government policies on human rights, the right to the city, housing and other key topics for local social inclusion and participatory democracy agendas. Our search engine will allow you to select practices according to more specific categories or types of contents, including more than sixty case studies developed within the Inclusive Cities Observatory initiative (a joint endeavour by the UCLG-CSIPDHR, the University College of London and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra). The Resources section of this Knowledge Hub gathers useful publications, policy documents, international declarations and valuable learning resources.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Pichincha
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Vienna's Local Human Rights Strategy
Interviews and Reports

A look into a consolidate local human rights system. Interview taken in 2018.

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San Francisco localizing the CEDAW Convention
Inclusive Cities Observatory

San Francisco's experience in localizing the UN CEDAW Treaty. Case study written in 2010.

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The City Academy Programme
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A Local Public Health Strategy implemented in Recife. Case study written in 2010.

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Supporting Women's Empowerment in L'Oriental
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A Local Desk Service Supports Women's Empowerment. Case study written in 2010.

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Promoting human rights from the local to the global levels
Interviews and Reports

An overview of Utrecht's human rights initiatives and innovations. Interview taken in 2020.

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Maternal health policy in Le Marche
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Promotion of Mothers' and Children's Health in the Immigrant Population. Case study written in 2010.

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Seoul's local human rights strategy
Interviews and Reports

Overview of Seoul's local human rights plan implementation.

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Kocaeli's Public Health Policy for Maternal and Child Health
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Guaranteeing universal access to maternal health. Case study written in 2010.

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Fincas: An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function
Interviews and Reports

Meet the "Fincas" project implemented by Montevideo since 2019.

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São Paulo's Human Rights Secretariat
External contents

Mainstreaming the rights-based approach and fostering inclusion in Brazil's largest city.

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Public Laundries and Education Support for Women's Empowerment
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Social inclusion at the city's periphery. Case study written in 2007.

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Social inclusion policies transformation due to COVID-19: Mexico City
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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Quito's Human Rights Protection Council
External contents

Local council for human rights protection. It brings together Quito's local government and human rights defenders.

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Local Initiative on Psychosocial Recovery and Development in East Timor (PRADET)
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Supporting victims of trauma, violence and extreme violence. Case study written in 2010.

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A Participatory Budgeting Initiative Fostering Indigenous Women Empowerment
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Held in Cotacachi (Ecuador). Case study written in 2007.

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Barcelona’s Observatory of Discrimination
Interviews and Reports

 An innovative, multi-stakeholder mechanism to monitor discrimination from a local point of view.

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New York Human Rights Commission
External contents

A pioneer initiative in advancing human rights at the local level, focusing on non-discrimination and equality.

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Methodological guide on the Human Rights City model of Barcelona
Interviews and Reports

Explore the guiding principles of Barcelona's human rights policy!

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The Human Rights Defenders' Cities Programme
External contents

A human rights solidarity initiative by local governments from the Catalan Fund for Cooperation (Fons Català).

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Barcelona's Local Office for Non-Discrimination
Case study

An innovative policy mechanism aimed at protecting and promoting the human rights of all Barcelona residents.

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The Human Rights Policy of Barcelona (2010)
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A look into the municipal human rights protection system of Barcelona. Case study written in 2010.

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Voices and insights from Indonesia’s rising human rights cities movement
Interviews and Reports

An overview of local human rights implementation in Indonesia, with a focus on the Wonosobo Regency experience.

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Charleroi's Local Omdusperson
External contents

The city of Charleroi, in Belgium, counts with an advance local omdusperson institution fostering proximity-based access to justice.

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Interviews and Reports
Inclusive Cities Observatory
Case study
External contents
The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Pichincha

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Pichincha

Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Vienna's Local Human Rights Strategy

Vienna's Local Human Rights Strategy

Interviews and Reports

A look into a consolidate local human rights system. Interview taken in 2018.

San Francisco localizing the CEDAW Convention

Locally Guaranteeing Women's Rights

Inclusive Cities Observatory

San Francisco's experience in localizing the UN CEDAW Treaty. Case study written in 2010.

The City Academy Programme

The City Academy Programme: Public Health

Inclusive Cities Observatory

A Local Public Health Strategy implemented in Recife. Case study written in 2010.

Supporting Women's Empowerment in L'Oriental

Supporting Women's Empowerment in L'Oriental

Inclusive Cities Observatory

A Local Desk Service Supports Women's Empowerment. Case study written in 2010.

Promoting human rights from the local to the global levels

Promoting human rights from the local to the global levels

Interviews and Reports

An overview of Utrecht's human rights initiatives and innovations. Interview taken in 2020.

Maternal health policy in Le Marche

Maternal health policy in Le Marche

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Promotion of Mothers' and Children's Health in the Immigrant Population. Case study written in 2010.

Seoul's local human rights strategy

Seoul's local human rights strategy

Interviews and Reports

Overview of Seoul's local human rights plan implementation.

Kocaeli's Public Health Policy for Maternal and Child Health

Kocaeli's Public Health Policy for Maternal and Child Health

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Guaranteeing universal access to maternal health. Case study written in 2010.

Fincas: An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function

An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function

Interviews and Reports

Meet the "Fincas" project implemented by Montevideo since 2019.

São Paulo's Human Rights Secretariat

São Paulo's Human Rights Secretariat

External contents

Mainstreaming the rights-based approach and fostering inclusion in Brazil's largest city.

Public Laundries and Education Support for Women's Empowerment

Public Laundries and Education Support for Women's Empowerment

Inclusive Cities Observatory

Social inclusion at the city's periphery. Case study written in 2007.