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Recognize, Prioritize, Formalize Grassroots Caregivers from Huairou Commission on Vimeo.

This video tells the story of 18 African women traveling to Washington, D.C. for the International AIDS Conference in July 2012. These women take care of neighbors and community members suffering from HIV/AIDS. They belong to our Home-Based Care Alliance, representing over 31,000 volunteer caregivers in 11 African countries.

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March 9, 2016

Recognizing that there is no provision for a dedicated policy unit in the Habitat III process that specifically addresses women and gender matters, the Huairou Commission and the Habitat III Secretariat agreed to co-sponsor an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) that convened specialists in gender and women’s empowerment perspectives in urbanization. The Huairou Commission was given the role of implementing this EGM to help strengthen the impact of gender equality and women’s empowerment on the policy units and the other processes of Habitat III. The EGM focused on prioritizing the key issues and challenges important to women in cities and their human settlements.