8th of March – International Women’s Day
Although, in recent decades, we, women, have taken great strides towards equal rights all over the world, on March 8th we are reminded that there is still much to do.
On the International Women’s Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing stresses the urgent need for States to make all possible effort to guarantee the right of women to housing.
One of the necessary measures is adoption of housing policies that take into consideration the specific demands of women, with special attention to the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised women.
To us, women, guaranteeing the right to adequate housing is fundamental to simplify our daily lives, to make other rights effective and to promote autonomy in all spheres of our lives.
Raquel Rolnik – UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing
Read the guide and leaflet on women and the right to housing that was produced by the Rapporteur.
Read the thematic report on women and the right to housing, presented on March 6th to the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva.
This newsletter is a project of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and it does not contain official information. Rapporteur (from May 2008): Raquel Rolnik
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