Celebrating World Toilet Day

November 19, 2019

Access to water and sanitation services influences where people make their homes. In developed countries, this process is often taken for granted: sinks, showers, tubs and

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Secure Tenure and Access to Credit

November 7, 2019

*This story was originally published on the Habitat for Humanity Magazine For Pedro and Maria, the key to a better life for their extended family first

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Global Handwashing Day: Using Land Rights to Ensure ‘Clean Hands for All’

October 15, 2019

Each year on October 15th, millions of people celebrate Global Handwashing Day . This year, in keeping with the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, the theme

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World Habitat Day: Let’s make decent housing for all a reality

October 7, 2019

In 1986, the United Nations designed the first Monday of every October to be commemorated as the World Habitat Day . The core of this day,

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Habitat for Humanity: Property and Partnerships: Empowering Women across the World in Combating Gender Inequality

September 26, 2019

* This blog was first published on the World Urban Campaign webpage . As urbanization gallops through every corner of the world and more and more

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LANDac Annual International Conference on Land Governance

September 19, 2019

In early July 2019, the LANDac, the Netherlands Land Academy, Annual International conference took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This conference serves as a forum of

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Overcoming Barriers to Slum Upgrading in Brazil’s Favelas

September 4, 2019

The right to housing is a guaranteed human right in Brazil’s constitution; however, people living in informal settlements, known as favelas, constantly face many barriers in

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Securing Access to Land and Safe Homes in Zambia

August 29, 2019

Through the Solid Ground campaign, Habitat for Humanity Zambia is striving to address equitable land policy implementation through solidarity initiatives, empowering community members with tools, training

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Landing Water for Society

August 21, 2019

Access to water and sanitation are internationally recognized as human rights. Still, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report , an estimated 800 million

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The Power of Partnerships: Learning Together in Paraguay

August 16, 2019

In April 2019, I flew to Asunciόn, Paraguay in South America to join my colleagues from Habitat for Humanity Paraguay, Habitat for Humanity Brazil, Habitat for

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