Ada
Colau

Mayor of Barcelona

Ada Colau, has been mayor of Barcelona, since 2015, the first ever woman mayor in the city’s history.  She has been researching and championing human rights for years, specialising in the right to housing and the right to the city. In 2007 she became a member of Observatori DESC [the Social and Cultural Economic Rights Observatory], a platform made up of organisations and people dedicated to studying and championing economic, social and cultural rights.  She has authored several books on human rights and urban housing.