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MOST Clearing House Best Practices Best Practices for Human Settlements
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    Women & Gender equality:

  1. The Brazilian Experience of Team Work to Mothers Head of Families - Brazil
  2. Build Together: The National Housing Programme - Namibia
  3. Burgerziekenhuis Hospital, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  4. Cost Effective Environment Friendly (CEEF) Shelter Development Strategy - India
  5. Development Aid For You - Ethiopia
  6. The European Charter for Women in the City - Belgium
  7. Frauen-Werk-Stadt - A Housing Project by and for Women in Vienna - Austria
  8. Gender Sensitive Approach to Shelter Issues of the Urban Poor - India
  9. Health Through Sanitation and Water (HESAWA) - Tanzania
  10. An Integrated Rural Development Program to Improve the Quality of Life - Kenya
  11. Mabati Women Groups, Nyeri - Kenya
  12. Peramiho Home Makers League - Tanzania
  13. Piped Supplies for Small Communities - Malawi
  14. Poverty Alleviation through Community Participation (UBSP) - India
  15. Reduction and Prevention of Crime in Kisumu Town - Kenya
  16. Switched Onto Safety - United Kingdom
  17. Urban Basic Service for Mothers and Children in Peri-urban Neighborhoods - Turkey
  18. Women and Accessibility in Town Centres : Open Sesame Project - United Kingdom
  19. Women's Advisory Committee for Housing Construction, VAC Woonburo, Nijmegen - The Netherlands
  20. Women's Community Environmental Report Cards - The Netherlands
  21. A Women's Self-help Organization for Poverty Alleviation (SEWA) - India

Source of Best Practice Information:
all of the programme summaries are taken from the Best Practices Database compiled by UN-Habitat and with the support of the UNESCO-MOST Clearing House. The database is extensive and contains 700 examples of good and best practices which were reviewed and judged by independent technical committees and juries for the Habitat II City Summit in Istanbul in 1996, and for the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment, in 1998. The summaries of selected good and best practices are included in the MOST Database because of their particular relevance to or impact on poverty eradication and on social cohesion. More information on the Best Practices Database, the Best Practices & Local Leadership Programme and the Dubai International Awards can be obtained by contacting:

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