Kathryn Travers

Associate Fellow, Gender Inclusive Cities, NewCities

Kathryn Travers is Development Agent for the Equal Participation of Women at Concertation Montréal. Kathryn also works as a global consultant on issues of gender, safety and urban development and governance and is the former Executive Director of Women in Cities International (WICI). She has a successful history of developing and managing programmes in Canada and internationally and has effectively worked to broaden the understanding of women’s safety by bringing an intersectional approach to her work and by collaborating with different groups of women and girls to explore new related issues (accessibility, essential services, adolescence, etc.). Kathryn has led the development of new and innovative tools for capturing data about women’s and girls’ safety experiences in urban environments and has led training workshops in several countries. She has extensive experience in working with diverse populations in the global North and South including adolescent girls, women with disabilities, indigenous women, elderly women, women living in informal settlements, etc.