Lake victoria, Kenya, 17 Feb 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a project in the Lake Victoria region to help accelerate access to improved sanitation for poor women and vulnerable households through a micro credit/revolving fund scheme.
Bahrain, 26 Jun 08
The Green Brigade, a project that has seen some 1700 women being mobilized to clean up the streets of Ouagadogou in Burkina Faso, is the winner of this year’s Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Habitat Award. A joint initiative of the Kingdom of Bahrain and UN-HABITAT, the award carries a cash prize of US$ 100,000.
Brussels, 11 Dec 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week joined Princess Mathilde of Belgium to urge women and young people to be actively involved in the climate change debate and other pressing concerns in a rapidly urbanising world.
Dar es Salaam, 27 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday paid a courtesy call on the UN Resident Coordinator, in Tanzania, Mr. Oscar Fernandez Taranco. Their talks centred on the Women's Empowerment Programme that helps low income women's groups to build their own houses through women's housing cooperative societies.
Jinja, Uganda, 30 Jul 07
Margaret Mugweri is a very happy woman because of having a better roof over her head. For years, like many languishing in the world’s urban centres, the 45 year-old had to contend with landlords ...
Nairobi, Kenya, 24 Oct 06
United Nations agencies based in Kenya marked United Nations Day on Monday with a special tribute to the Kenyan Member of Parliament and women’s rights activist, Ms. Njoki Ndungu.