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2030 Agenda

Community Practitioners Take the Stage at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

July 5, 2017

Delegates of the Community Practitioners’ Platform – a networking and partnership mechanism promoted by the Huairou Commission and GROOTS Internationa...

Gender-Responsive Development

Paris Expert Meeting on Engendering National Urban Policies

June 6, 2017

National Urban Policies have become something of a hot topic in urban development: they are identified in the New Urban Agenda (NUA) as “drivers of ch...

2030 Agenda

Focus Group Discussions with Community Leaders in Nairobi Slums

June 6, 2017

In order to better document grassroots women’s leadership in solving issues in their informal settlements, and to understand their priorities in relat...

2030 Agenda

Huairou and the Urban Agenda at the 26th Governing Council

June 6, 2017

Emerging from the Africa Regional Meeting as a strong team, the Huairou delegation entered the twenty-sixth session of the UN-Habitat Governing Counci...

2030 Agenda

Africa Regional Transition Meeting

June 6, 2017

Huairou hosted an Africa Regional Transition Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 5-6 May 2017, to begin visualizing a structured regional platform and to cap...

2030 Agenda

Trainer of Trainers Workshop on Gender-Responsive Land Tools

May 1, 2017

Hosted by Uganda Community Based Association for Child Welfare (UCOBAC) in partnership with the UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the Hua...

2030 Agenda

Women and Grassroots at the 2017 World Bank Land & Poverty Conference

May 1, 2017

Taking on the theme “Responsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence-Based Approach,” the 18th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty was h...

2030 Agenda

The Impact of Gender-Responsive Land Tools in Zambia

May 1, 2017

In partnership with UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), Huairou Commission and its members in Zambia – People’s Process on Housing and Poverty...

Africa

Introducing Mino Ramaroson as Regional Coordinator – Africa & Global Land Specialist

May 1, 2017

The Huairou Commission is pleased to welcome Ms. Mino Ramaroson as Regional Coordinator - Africa & Global Land Specialist, as of March 15, 2017.

2030 Agenda

Seventh International Anti-Street Harassment Week

April 5, 2017

The Huairou Commission is proud to participate in the seventh annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, observed from April 2 to 8. We are joi...

#GrassrootsLegacy

Senior Staff Changes at the Huairou Commission

March 30, 2017

In late March, the Huairou Commission Board of Directors announced the departure of Katia Araujo, Director of Programs, and Maureen Friar, Executive D...

2030 Agenda

CSW61 and Women’s Economic Empowerment

March 30, 2017

Working under the priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work,” thousands of women’s activists gathered in New York fro...

Cimate Change

March in Montreal: Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

March 30, 2017

Joining delegates from 50 countries and territories from across the Americas, four Latin American representatives of the Community Practitioners Platf...

#GrassrootsLegacy

Local to Global: A #GrassrootsLegacy in Brooklyn

January 19, 2017

Jan Peterson is the Chair of the Huairou Commission Board of Directors. She is a community organizer and movement builder. She is a grandmother, a men...

2030 Agenda

Quito Round Up: Setting the Stage at the Grassroots Academy

November 23, 2016

In the days leading up to the Habitat III Conference, the Huairou Commission hosted an International Grassroots Academy in partnership with our local ...

Habitat III

Quito Round Up: Coalescing around Strategy and Partnerships for Implementation

November 23, 2016

Continuing its long-standing tradition, the Huairou Commission hosted the Daily Women’s Caucus during the Habitat III Conference.

Habitat III

Quito Round Up: Critical Stakeholder Engagement at Assembly and Roundtables

November 23, 2016

Highlighting the diversity of the women’s constituency and the different development priorities across the women’s movement, the Women’s Assembly was ...

Habitat III

Quito Round Up: Events that Brought Grassroots and Women’s Priorities to the Forefront

November 23, 2016

Focused on implementation and action-oriented initiatives for the New Urban Agenda, the Huairou Commission and its network hosted two robust networkin...

Habitat III

Huairou’s Mission in Quito: Champion Women’s Voices in the New Urban Agenda

October 15, 2016

More than 115 Huairou members and partners from 35 countries will travel to the Habitat III conference in Quito this week, bringing with them expansiv...

Huairou Commission

Countdown to Quito: Huairou Celebrates 20 Years of Raising Women’s Voices in Urban Development

October 12, 2016

The highly anticipated Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador is fast approaching, and as Huairou’s delegation prepares for this momentous and histo...

Grassroots Academy

Member News: Japanese Grassroots Academy in Iwate, Japan

September 7, 2016

WORLDWIDE. With only seven weeks left until the start of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), we ...

2030 Agenda

Coming up: Huairou Commission at the 13th International AWID Forum

September 7, 2016

WORLDWIDE. With only seven weeks left until the start of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), we ...

2030 Agenda

Women of the World Prepare for Habitat III

September 1, 2016

WORLDWIDE. With only seven weeks left until the start of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), we ...

Huairou Commission

Maureen Friar joins Huairou Commission as Executive Director

June 28, 2016

Maureen brings to the position twenty-five years of experience leading nonprofit associations focused on affordable housing and finance, community dev...

2030 Agenda

CSW60 | Women Take Center Stage in the 2030 Agenda

May 18, 2016

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 ...

2030 Agenda

Habitat III Europe and North America Regional Meeting: Speaking as One to Engender the New Urban Agenda

March 29, 2016

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Shortly after the Habitat III Africa Regional Meeting, the Habitat III Europe and North America Regional Meeting was held in P...

Habitat III

Habitat III Africa Regional Meeting: Women’s Voices Ring Out in Nigeria

March 29, 2016

ABUJA, NIGERIA. Last month, the Huairou Commission (HC), Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and Slum/Shack Dwellers Int...

2030 Agenda

2016 International Women’s Day: Thank you for Supporting Women All Over the World

March 8, 2016

We wish all our members, partners and supporters Happy International Women's Day 2016! For Huairou Commission, this year marks our 20th of continuo...