Indigenous in Canada "marginalized" in cities "for decades"

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Christine O'Fallon. UN Photo/Matt Wells

Indigenous people in Canada have been marginalized when it comes to city life "for many decades" with women and girls suffering a "disproportionate level of violence."

That's according to Christine O'Fallon, a member of Canada's Women Transforming Cities group, speaking at the UN's recent Habitat III conference on the future of urbanization, in Ecuador.

She said she was "disappointed" that the New Urban Agenda, adopted in Quito by Member States for the sustainable development of cities, did not go further on women's issues.

Ms O'Fallon spoke to Matthew Wells during the conference in the Ecuadorian capital.

Duration: 3’06″

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