Panelists from Latin America, Europe and Asia will present their reflections and experiences concerning urban policies and its impact on women within the context of economic globalization and cultural changes. The objective is to exchange knowledge and experiences from different cultural contexts as well as to contribute to city planning from a gender-equality perspective. Presentation of the Women’s Safety Awards 2004 and other similar best practices competitions, and the publication A City Tailored to Women – the Role of Municipal Governments in Achieving Gender Equality designed to elicit and reward good practices and municipal policies relating to women’s safety and gender equality. The focus of the Awards is institutional change at the municipal level, through showcasing ‘good practices and policies’ and disseminating information on what works. The Women’s Charter for the Right to the City, presented at the Women’s Forum, will be discussed and recommendations drafted.