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URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS 9.0: Housing Challenges for Women and Gender-Diverse People: Exploring Solutions and Support Systems

Housing Challenges for Women and Gender-Diverse People: Exploring Solutions and Support Systems 



The Urban Economy Forum (UEF) and the World Urban Pavilion (WUP) together with the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network (WNHHN), and the National Indigenous Women’s Housing Network (NIWHN), are hosting a two-half day event on June 11 and 12, 2024, entitled "Housing Challenges for Women and Gender-Diverse People: Exploring Solutions and Support Systems" to raise awareness on housing issues faced by women, Indigenous women and gender-diverse people and engage in meaningful conversations to explore innovative solutions from their unique perspectives, needs, and lived experiences. 


World Urban Pavilion – Canada: Women and Urban SDGs 

This UTC is aligned with the flagship program of the World Urban Pavilion, "Canada: Women and Urban SDGs," which aims to enhance capacities for creating a fair and just society where gender equality is achieved. The program seeks to transform the urban paradigm by promoting a gender-sensitive approach to urban planning that addresses the housing needs of women and girls. 

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AGENDA 


Tuesday, June 11, 2024 

UEF & Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network 

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration 

9:00 am – 9:40 am Opening & Welcoming Remarks 

9:30 am – 10:30 am Plenary Session 

10:30 am – 10:45 am Q&A 

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Urban Labs 

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Group Discussion 

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Closing Remarks 


Wednesday, June 12, 2024 

UEF & National Indigenous Women's Housing Network 

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration 

9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening & Welcoming Remarks 

9:30 am – 10:30 am Plenary Session 

10:30 am – 10:45 am Q&A 

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Urban Labs 

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Group Discussion 

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Closing Remarks 

Plenary Topics: 

  • Women / gender diverse people and housing rights 

  • Women / gender-diverse people and intersectionality 

  • Women / gender-diverse people and homelessness 

  • Women / gender-diverse people and housing finance 

  • Gender-based violence and housing/homelessness 

  • Indigenous women and housing rights 

  • Indigenous women and housing issues 

  • Indigenous women and land dislocation/homelessness 

  • Indigenous women and intersectionality 

  • Indigenous women and housing finance 

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REGISTRATION 

We invite you to participate in our event on June 11 and 12, 2024 being held in person at the World Urban Pavilion (660 Dundas Street East, 3rd Floor, Unit 5 & 6, Toronto) and virtually. 


Please register for free at Eventbrite HERE. Stay connected with the latest updates by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram


PARTNERS 

  • Urban Economy Forum - a global organization that partners with the UN system and international collaborators to advance the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our emphasis lies in SDG11, sustainable cities and communities with a mandate to better understand urban economies, resources, and financing. 

  • World Urban Pavilion - serves as a hub for the exchange of knowledge, facilitating the sharing of best practices, innovation, and research in urban development and revitalization from various countries globally. It envisions cities that prioritize people, emphasizing sustainability and are meticulously planned through data analysis, propelled by innovation, and guided by the principles of the SDGs. 

  • Women National Housing and Homelessness Network - a coalition of diverse women, including those with firsthand experience, dedicated to eradicating housing insecurity and homelessness for women, girls, and gender-diverse peoples throughout Canada. Their efforts emphasize the knowledge of women, girls, and gender-diverse individuals who have directly faced housing instability and homelessness, placing them in leadership roles to wield decision-making authority in the formulation, implementation, and assessment of homelessness programs and services. 

  • National Indigenous Women's Housing Network - comprises First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples committed to enhancing the living conditions of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit individuals, and those with diverse gender identities throughout Turtle Island. Their goal is to eliminate instances of homelessness, drawing on the shared lived experiences of members who have faced the challenge of finding suitable shelter and a place to call home. 


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Article republished from Urban Economy Forum (UEF)  (CC)

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