Single Parents

"Single parents" typically refers to individuals, often women, who are raising children on their own, whether by choice or due to various circumstances, such as separation, divorce, or the death of a partner. In the context of gender equality, it is essential to recognize that single parenting can lead to specific challenges, including financial pressures, limited access to support networks, and potential workplace discrimination. Achieving gender equality for single parents involves implementing policies and support systems that address these challenges, such as affordable childcare, flexible work arrangements, and legal protections against discrimination. The overall goal is to create cities where single parents, regardless of gender, can participate fully in all aspects of life, ensuring that they have the same opportunities and resources as two-parent households, contributing to a more equitable and inclusive society.

Best Practice Examples: 

JUNO Centre in Vienna

Centre for Separated and Single Parents in Vienna, Austria.

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