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Women and housing



From the editors
By Karan Kennedy and Jennifer Lindsey

Property rights for women: the key to true shelter

“One in three women worldwide will be physically, sexually or otherwise abused during her lifetime.” Property rights for women can make a difference in this startling statistic.

Helping women thrive: the GROWTH Act

Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program provides support to advocacy efforts in the United States.

The feminine face of housing in Latin America

In the Latin America and Caribbean region, a long history of discrimination requires that programs are designed with intentional interventions for women.

Working with women in Africa

Training in inheritance and property rights is one of the programs that support women in the Africa and Middle East region.

Women are key to success in Vietnam

Loans to women prove to be a good investment for HFH Vietnam, resulting in high repayment rates. At the same time, repairs increase incomes for women that run businesses in their homes.

Addressing the impact of war on women in Sri Lanka

Women bear the brunt of hardship from a 30 year civil war in Sri Lanka. HFH Sri Lanka’s program provides shelter for displaced women as the core piece of a holistic approach.

HFH Kyrgyzstan and partners help mentally disabled get the help they need—in a safe, decent home

For HFH Kyrgyzstan, a program to support mentally disabled children is also a program to support women in their role as principal care-givers.

Book review of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Jennifer Lindsey reviews the book by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn that started a global movement.