Hosted by Uganda Community Based Association for Child Welfare (UCOBAC) in partnership with the UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the Huairou Commission, grassroots and government leaders convened in February 2017 in Kireka, Uganda, to undergo peer-to-peer learning on pro-poor and gendered land tools.
In partnership with UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), Huairou Commission and its members in Zambia – People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHPZ) / Zambia Homeless, Poor People’s Federation (ZHPPF) and Katuba Women’s Association (KWA) – have led a pilot of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) in Mungule Chiefdom, Chibombo District since September 2015.
The Huairou Commission is proud to participate in the seventh annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, observed from April 2 to 8. We are joining groups in more than 35 countries who are participating in the awareness-raising week to tackle the prevalent social problem of street harassment.
Working under the priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work,” thousands of women’s activists gathered in New York from March 14th to 24th for the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). The Huairou Commission was delighted to welcome delegates from twelve countries of Africa, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Even though Winter Storm Stella stopped all UN activities for a day, Huairou delegates brought ardent spirit and dedication, meeting all day at the Living Learning Center in Brooklyn to focus on their policy activism and organizing at CSW and beyond.
New York, NY. The priority theme of the the 60th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), the first following the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), challenged governments to recognize the importance of the link between empowering women and the achievement of the ambitious ‘Global Goals’. Not only is there a singular SDG dedicated to “Achieve[ing] gender equality and empower[ing] all women and girls,” highlighted as Goal 5, there is no one Goal that can be accomplished without the dedicated inclusion of women into Member States’ implementation and monitoring efforts of each goal. Huairou Commission’s (HC) leadership at CSW60 over its two weeks from 14 to 24 March 2016 brought much needed grassroots women’s voices to into this important conversation.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Shortly after the Habitat III Africa Regional Meeting, the Habitat III Europe and North America Regional Meeting was held in Prague from 16 to 18 March 2016. Members states, stakeholders and partners worked together at the meeting to produce the outcome Prague Declaration. The regional gathering was preceded by the 14th meeting of the World Urban Campaign (WUC) Steering Committee on the 15th and 16th where WUC’s The City We Need 2.0 draft document was adopted. The City We Need 2.0 will inform the General Assembly of Partners’ input to the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda and details 10 principles of the city the New Urban Agenda should follow. The principles were developed using the results of the 26 Urban Thinkers Campuses throughout the world, of which Huairou Commission co-organised the only four Campuses examining gender and women’s empowerment.