All posts tagged "Gender"

  • Building Sustainable Communities: Leadership, Gender and the Environment Course

    The international workshop is designed for women and men community leaders, grassroots development officers, national and local government officers, non-governmental development practitioners, and women’s organizations. Candidates are expected to have academic training or equivalent professional qualifications in...

    • Posted July 10, 2017
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  • A collaborative partnership approach to affordable housing in Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and Melbourne – Carolyn Whitzman

    Based on comparative research in Melbourne, Toronto, Portland and Vancouver, this lecture will focus on how collaborative partnerships can successfully advocate for, and respond to, affordable housing programs. MP3 AUDIO: Carolyn Whitzman – A collaborative partnership approach to...

    • Posted June 27, 2017
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  • Strengthening Policy for Young Women in the changing world of work

    The position for women in Ugandan society could be considered one of power – lessness: influenced by a range of factors including social norms and practices that prevent their full participation in the world of work (WoW),...

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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  • 2016 Cross-cutting Progress Report

    "The Cross-cutting Progress Report 2016 covers UN-Habitat’s activities and achievements, during the course of 2016, in the way of its four cross-cutting issues: climate change, gender, human rights, and youth. The Report presents an overview of the...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • UN-Habitat gender journey

    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 in the agency’s work. One of the first requests of AGGI...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Women promote inclusion in New Urban Agenda in first session of Habitat III

    Quito, 15 October 2016 – The Women Assembly brought together grassroot women, gender champions, representatives from civil society, academia, international organisations and UN agencies to discuss the empowerment of women, gender equality and the New Urban Agenda....

    • Posted October 16, 2016
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  • A Gender Equality Approach to Urban Development

      Surabaya, 26 July 2016 –  UN-Habitat, UN Women, Huairou Commission and Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Government of Indonesia organised a joint side event at Habitat III PrepCom3 in Surabaya, Indonesia – A Gender Equality...

    • Posted July 28, 2016
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  • Gender Inclusion Critical for Sustainable Urbanization

    28 June 2016 – A panel discussion held in New York  this month brought together representatives of UN Women, UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance and the Huairou Commission to discuss results of the Expert Group Meeting on Gender Perspectives of...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD): UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts

    Post-conflict contexts are situations “in which open warfare has come to an end. Such situations remain tense for years or decades and can easily relapse into large-scale violence”. A post-conflict context can further be characterized by negative...

    • Posted May 20, 2016
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  • Communiqué on Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development: UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts

    On 20 and 21 April, 25 international experts participated in The Expert Group Meeting (EGM), Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD): UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts. The Meeting focused on the refinement of methodologies employed by...

    • Posted May 13, 2016
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  • Barcelona meeting group meeting discuses gender and post-conflict

    Barcelona, 27 April 2016 – An Expert Group Meeting (EGM), Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD): UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts was recently held in Barcelona. The meeting focused on the refinement of methodologies employed by...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat hosts public and gender event at New York meeting

    New York, 23 March 2016— During the 60th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, UN-Habitat hosted the side event Safer Cities +20: Public Space and Gender. The side-event highlighted the importance of public space in...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • Cross-Cutting Issue Progress Report 2015

    The Cross-Cutting issues focused within UN-Habitat are human rights, gender, the youth and climate change. As part of the UN family, UN-Habitat is mandated to respect, promote, and protect human rights in all of its activities. In...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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  • Gender Mainstreaming Brochure

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • AGGI Progress Report 2015

    AGGI is established as an independent advisory body to the UN-Habitat Executive Director, guided by principles of integrity, transparency, trust and accountability. AGGI has the role of advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality in sustainable urban development....

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • “Gender perspectives in urban planning” – Ana Falú

    Ana Falú from the National University of Cordoba – and the Coordinator of the UN-Habitat UNI Gender Hub – in this lecture discusses urban planning from a gender perspective, with emphasis on both who has the right...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat representative vows support for Mexican women

    Mexico City, December 4, 2015 — “We will strengthen the strategies of care for women and children victims of violence.” The phrase was said by the representative of UN-Habitat in this country, Erik Vittrup, during the signing...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban Development

    This Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for 2014-19 (PPG) sets out UN-Habitat’s commitment and strategy to ensure that all its activities reflect and advance the global consensus on non-discrimination and equality...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Urban Thinkers Campus

    Nairobi, 26 October 2015—The first Urban Thinkers Campus in Kenya was held on the 15th and 16th of this month at UN-Habitat Headquarters in Nairobi, under the umbrella of the World Urban Campaign, a global platform and convening of ‘urban...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat’s Gender Equality Marker

    The UN SWAP requires all agencies to track resources invested in promoting gender equality. The GEM is an accountability tool that measures the degree to which a project addresses gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is used...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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