Virtual Conference: Women in a "Challenged Urban World" - Achievements by and for Women Living in Informal Settlements

When: 08 March 2021, 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm CET

Where: Online

Apply by: 08 March 2021

Today, we are witnessing one year of COVID-19. A global urban crisis which has impacted all our lives. Women in cities were particularly challenged in so many ways. Then again, this Day is to make us remember the lives of women in the most marginalized urban settings, in informal settlements and slums. Women live in high-density settings excluded from water, sanitation, energy, social and health facilities, infrastructure, mobility and connectivity, adequate housing, food and have no or little social protection. They, approaches, policy champions, practitioners from around the world who are engaged in transforming inadequate standards of living and driving for a better quality of life for all have the voice on this 2021 International Women’s Day!


  • Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, DG INTPA, European Commission
  • Maimounah Sherif, Assistant Secretary General, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
  • Yvonne Aki Sawyer, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Esther Waura Muiru, Founder and Strategic Advisor of Groots Kenya
  • Voices from the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)
  • Moderated by Robert Lewis-Lettington, Chief, Land, Housing and Shelter Section


Find more information and the link to register here.