Women International Academy
Conference Room 5
10:00 - 6:00 PM
World's women seek solutions to problems of governance
and security of tenure
As part of the ongoing General Assembly Special Session
on the Habitat Agenda, representatives of grassroots women's
organizations from all the regions of the world have been
exchanging experiences and learning from each other on how
to tackle a wide range of issues and problems.
The issues addressed include governance, security of tenure,
urban safety, disaster and conflict management, and HIV/AIDS.
The women have been meeting since Tuesday last week (May
29) under the auspices of the Global Women's International
The last day was organized to sum up shared experiences
from previous discussions and map out plans for the future.
External partners were invited to discuss issues of collaboration
and resource mobilisation with the women. Working in a number
of panels, the women mapped out strategies on the way forward.
Present at these panels were representatives from the donor
community, UN agencies, as well as organizations with good
examples to learn from.
Habitat officials also participated throughout the week-long
GIWA will compile a report which will outline and highlight
the week's discussions and decisions made. Further discussion
on specific topics will continue in more details during
the United National General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS)
and its parallel events.