UN-HABITAT puts the focus on women

Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, spoke yesterday at the World Social Forum in Nairobi about urbanization, sustainable housing, and how these issues affect women.

“This is a result of natural population growth, human mobility including rural-urban migration and international migration, as well as the reclassification of rural areas as urban areas. It is therefore important to consider the challenges of urbanization as you discuss women and poverty and listen to testimonies of women.” More