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Post-2015 Publications: SDGs & Habitat III

Rural Women’s Empowerment in the Sustainable Development Era: Priorities, Partnerships, and Policy for Transformational Change
By Nicole Bohrer, Huairou Commission
March 2017
This publication presents the outcomes of the 2015-2016 partnership between Huairou Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to support the mobilization of rural women around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

UN-Habitat Gender Journey
By United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
2016

In 2012, UN-Habitat established the Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) as an independent body to advise the Executive Director on all issues related to gender issues in the agency’s work. One of the first requests of AGGI members was for a document in informing the organisation’s current gender work. This gender history is commissioned by UN-Habitat in response to AGGI’s request. Many contributions were made by Huairou Commission staff and partners.

Insuring Grassroots Women and Urban Poor Priorities and Roles Are Reflected in the New Urban Agenda
By Huairou Commission
July 2016

Through our activism and advocacy, the Huairou Commission has publicized women’s priorities and existing good practices. Reaction to the Draft New Urban Agenda in advance of Habitat III PrepCom3.

 

Engendering the New Urban Agenda: Comments on the Zero Draft
By Irene S. Leung; produced by Huairou Commission and Cities Alliance
May 2016

Following a long process of negotiations, regional and thematic meetings, and issue papers produced by policy units, the Zero Draft (ZD) of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) was released on May 6, 2016. Intended to be a commentary on the ZD, the objective of the present paper is threefold. Firstly, it assesses the text of the ZD from a gender perspective. Secondly, it analyzes the extent to which the other Habitat III outcome documents contain issue commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Lastly, the paper highlights some emerging trends in order to propose guiding questions for post-Habitat III discussions.

 

Huairou Commission’s Initial Analysis and Comments of the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda
By Huairou Commission
May 2016

As grassroots women organizations and women’s networks working on inclusive, gender just and sustainable urbanization and human settlements, we welcome the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda, note milestones, and call for certain strengthening.

 

Women on the road to Habitat III Engendering the New Urban Agenda: Mid-Term Review
By Huairou Commission
April 2016

The Huairou Commission has brought together hundreds of women leaders and men allies from various social sectors (grassroots, academia, civil society organizations, local government, private sector) for the purpose of Engendering the New Urban Agenda (NUA). The Habitat Agenda remains a key political platform for promoting the policies and programs that affect the daily lives of women – housing and security of tenure, employment opportunities, access to basic services, transport, etc.

 

Policy Recommendations to Advance Women’s Leadership in Developing Inclusive Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements: Latin America, the Caribbean, & Beyond
By Huairou Commission
April 2016

The Huairou Commission (HC): Women, Homes and Community network has functioned as the lead organizer and strategic convener of grassroots women’s organizations and other women’s groups and constituencies working to make the New Urban Agenda (NUA) an engendered policy and partnership framework placing women’s participation at the center of producing inclusive, equitable and prosperous cities and communities.

 

Gender transformation in a new global urban agenda: challenges for Habitat III and beyond
By Caroline O. N. Moser
2016

The 2016 Habitat III conference in Quito provides a challenging opportunity to address widespread, persistent urban gender inequalities through the elaboration of a New Urban Agenda (NUA). Independent paper with examples from the Huairou Commission network.

Engendering the New Urban Agenda
By Huairou Commission
September 2015

Report of the Expert Group Meeting 29‐30 September, 2015. The Strategic Interface Between Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Urban Development & Cities.

Center Staging Grassroots Women’s Leadership in Securing Sustainable, Inclusive Urbanization
By Huairou Commission
September 2015

Urban Position paper by the Huairou Commission during the Habitat III process. To adequately overcome challenges presented by urbanization and rise to meet growing opportunities, investment modalities and policy-making should reflect the lived realities and experiences of grassroots constituencies.