Housing

Report on household’s access to specific economic, social and cultural rights: The case of Mongu Urban

The main objective of this study was to generate baseline information for use in facilitating the promotion of human rights. The specific objectives included the following: to establish the level of awareness of ESCR in the urban parts of Mongu district;  to establish the level of access to social services like education and health; to […]

Report on household’s access to specific economic, social and cultural rights: The case of Monze Urban

The main objective of this study was to generate baseline information for use in facilitating the promotion of human rights. The specific objectives included the following: to establish the level of awareness of ESCR in the urban parts of Monze district;  to establish the level of access to social services like education and health; to […]

The power of the pen-Action For Development Building Citizen’s Resilience in Promoting Violence Free Families and Communities in Apac and Oyam Districts

”The power of the pen” is a publication which highlights stories of people who may have lost hope in humanity without the intervention of ACFODE  through community-based initiatives that positively impacted their lives and encouraged them to persevere in the promotion of peace in their homes and communities.

Report on the Experimental learning on the Feasibility of GBV Shelters/ Crisis centres in support of Gou-Irish Aid Programme to address GBV in Busoga Region

Grassroots Innovation: Community development workers in action

This booklet looks at case studies collected from community development workers in nine provinces. Grassroots Innovation illustrates the efforts by community development workers to play an effective role as an early warning mechanism for government. Communities face many challenges and the community development workers work with local partners to facilitate access to services.

December 15, 2015 Themes: Housing | Poverty Programs: Booklet | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Madagascar : Hommes et femmes, ensemble dans l’exode urbain

Madagascar : Hommes et femmes, ensemble dans l’exode urbain

Démarrer une nouvelle vie semble parfois impossible surtout quand on a perdu la majeure partie de ses biens. Des milliers de familles malgaches ont accepté de quitter la capitale Antananarivo pour rejoindre une “terre promise” dans l’optique de prendre un nouveau départ.

Shylette Dzivai – Zimbabwe

Shylette Dzivai – Zimbabwe

My initial experience with GL was at the Training of Trainers at Crowne Plaza. There I met the executive director, Colleen Lowe Morna. I was amazed that she can speak Shona eloquently. I came to understand how Gender Links operates, and what it is aiming to achieve. To me, it was an eye opener; I began to see things differently. We were awarded with certificates as Drivers of Change. I was also interested in the issue of climate change, and we immediately ran ahead with that area of work. Subsequent meetings with Gender Links were in the form of the COE workshops we held with the organisation in 2012.

Complaints handling procedure manual: Office of Disclosure

The Human Settlements Department of South Africa has developed this manual to provide guidelines and procedures for lodging and investigating complaints as well as resolution of disputes with regard to housing finance. The office of disclosure was established under the Home Loans and Mortgage Disclosure Act, 2000.

July 18, 2014 Themes: Housing Programs: Booklet | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Shelters housing women who have experienced abuse: Policy, funding and practice

South Africa’s Domestic Violence Act (DVA) (116 of 1998) places an obligation on members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to provide specified services to victims of domestic violence. These services include referring and transferring women to shelters. The Act is, however, silent on whose statutory duty it is to provide and fund those shelters. The result is inadequate provision of shelter services. This, in turn, means that the police often cannot assist women in this respect. This report sets out existing policy and practice in relation to provision and funding of shelter services. It then provides a profile of five shelters in Gauteng province. These case studies give a picture of the women who currently access these services, the needs of these women, and the extent to which the shelters are able to meet these needs
with currently available funding. The report concludes with a summary of the findings from the case studies.

A place we want to call our own

This is a study on land tenure policy and securing housing rights in Namibia which, unlike other Southern African countries, has never developed large urban centres. It was undertaken by the land, environment and Development project of the Legal Assistance Centre