Gender norms are highly contextualised, so Cities Alliance includes local organisations with a gender-equality mandate to identify strategies for improved migration and displacement. Cities Alliance aims to ensure that their voice is heard and that they gain a seat at the municipal table.

These organisations are best suited to address persistent gender inequalities by gradually breaking down formal and informal structural barriers and underlying power imbalances. They lead the design of gender analyses and theories of change for locally appropriate, gender-transformative action.

Cities Alliance supports both emerging and well-established local organisations through technical assistance and peer-to-peer exchanges with like-minded professionals in the region and beyond.