HIC side event in the Commission for Social Development (CSocD61): ’Unequal access to employment and decent work: The case of women in Africa and Latin America.’


The 61st session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD61). The priority theme is “Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as a way of overcoming inequalities to accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

This Side Event is co-organized by the HIC Women and Habitat Africa Working Group (WHAWG) and the Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH).

Date and Time: 14th February 2023 from 9.45-11.00AM NY time.

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Registration link: www.bit.ly/RegistrationHIC-CSocD61

Side Event Highlights

i. Women in formal and informal sectors: Challenges, opportunities and solutions for productive employment and equal pay.

ii. Bridging the gap on gender inequality in paid and unpaid work; Recognizing women’s contribution to housing, the economy and environment.

iii. Full productive employment and women’s land and habitat related rights: exploring the intersection and implications

iv. Towards an inclusive, resilient, job-rich, and sustainable recovery: The role of gender equality in decent work.



  • Mr. Andrew Allimadi, Coordinator of Cooperative Issues, UN DESA


  • Dr. Priscila Izar, School of Architecture and Planning, CUBES, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • Maite Rodriguez Blandon, Coordinator, Latin American and Caribbean Women and Habitat Network

  • Ms. Lydia Stazen. Chair, NGO Working Group to End Homelessness & Executive Director, Ruff Institute of Global Homelessness, DePaul University, Chicago, USA

  • Diana Wachira, Learning Officer, General Secretariat, Habitat International Coalition, Kenya

  • Yolande Hendler, General Secretary,  Habitat International Coalition, South Africa


  • Dr. Ify Ofong, Convener, HIC Women and Habitat Africa Working Group