Press Release “Global Women’s to Showcase Top-Shelf Solutions on Urban Issues
at World Urban Forum 9”
The Huairou Commission announces the launch oftheir inaugural Global Grassroots Women’s Congress, as well as their participationin the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Instrumental in enabling the voices of grassroots women leaders in global actionalong with their community-minded processes and solutions on urban issues, theglobal women’s movement is entering a new phase in furthering the global women’sagenda.
Following acknowledgment of their status as an official stakeholder grouprecognized by UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign, grassroots women’s corebeliefs will now be repurposed with the launch of the inaugural Global GrassrootsWomen’s Congress (GGWC).The intent of the Congress is to link local-to-global community organizing effortsamong grassroots women leaders.
The Global Grassroots Women’s Congress will bring together one hundred (100)grassroots women leaders, who are representing more than a million others acrosstheir communities in fifty-one (51) countries including grassroots leaders and delegation from YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) Indonesia. GGWC marks a milestone for the movement of grassroots women, and aims for theadoption of a common vision for sustainable, community-driven developmentpractices among those involved, as well as strengthened capacity to impactdevelopment outcomes and influence policy through participatory governance,unparalleled at that level of decision-making.
Solving global issues by fostering local change
The Congress is strategically timed to address and contribute to solutions to urbanissues at the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum, which is organized aroundthe theme “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda.”