Runner-up: La Experiencia de las Casas de Igualdad (Colombia)

The leadership that local governments and municipalities can take to advance gender equality is highlighted in the submission about the Centers for Equal Opportunities for Women. Run by the Secretariat for Women in Bogota, Colombia's capitol city, the centres take a holistic approach toward the issue. 

They offer counseling, solidarity, legal support and other services to help them battle discrimination and inequality in every aspect of their lives. This includes confronting domestic violence, increasing their political participation, and dealing with discrimination at work. 

Their story  highlights the advances made and the lessons learned from establishing 20 sites throughout the city. Get to know them better through their video (Spanish) below.