Latin America: UN-Habitat and UNIFEM Join Efforts to Make Cities Free from Violence against Women and Girls

By R.E.A.L. Organization • on June 3, 2009

Latin America: UN-Habitat and UNIFEM Join Efforts to Make Cities Free from Violence against Women and Girls
– June 3, 2009 – “The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, and the Executive Director of UNIFEM, Mrs. Ines Alberdi, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join efforts to make cities and towns free from violence against women and girls. UN-HABITAT is joining UNIFEM’s new flagship initiative the ‘Global Programme on Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls’ as a lead global partner, building on an ongoing UNIFEM-UN-HABITAT collaboration in Latin America, as well as on broader issues of good governance, urban planning, women’s empowerment, political participation, gender equality, gender-responsive budgeting and access to basic services.”