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Gender and Housing Policy in Tunisia

Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:46 Written by 
  • Location(s): Tunisia
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Women Empowerment
  • SDG(s): 5. Gender Equality
  • Locations in the Arab States: Tunisia
  • Types in the Arab States: Solution
  • Themes in the Arab States: Women Empowerment
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 5. Gender Equality

The solution promotes women's and marginalized people's right to adequate housing by developing new mechanisms and approaches to accelerate gender-inclusive housing policy and to build the capacity of the key NGOs.

The solution's objectives are:

  • To create a platform to support a policy dialogue and coordination amongst development actors to collect, document and build on good practices and lessons learned from field experiences related to achieving the right of universal access to decent housing.
  • To generate and disseminate research, training modules, resource materials and tools to support the use of gender and Rights Based Approach (RBA) to analyze and formulate policies related to the universal access to decent housing
  • To strengthen the capacity of NGOs and actors to make policy analysis and formulation towards adopting gender and RBA through practical learning initiatives.

Through national consultative meetings with stakeholders and actors in the housing field in Tunisia, Egypt and in the regional Conference "Gender and human rights mainstreaming in housing policies: knowledge production and experiences and best practices exchange held on 5-6 June 2013 in Hammamet, Tunisia, the project has increased mutual understanding and collaboration among CSOs, the government agencies and other stakeholders working to promote access to decent housing rights.

The Project has shared experiences and best practices in the field of housing right of marginalized groups through compilation of two country studies on housing policy in Egypt and Tunisia.

To strengthen the capacity of main stakeholders in policy making the Project has developed:

  • Policy guidelines targeting policy and decision makers;
  • Manual targeting civil society organizations and professionals;
  • Training manual on methodology and check list to analyze housing policy.

The Project has achieved the followings:

  • Operationalized new mechanisms and approaches in enabling poor and marginalized people to access decent housing.
  • Awareness and understanding of the concepts and tools for gender and human right mainstreaming in housing policies reinforced.
  • Space of dialogue and coordination established between the main actors in housing field in order to formulate housing policies sensitive to the gender and human rights approach.
  • Enhanced capacity of CSOs (44 participants from 18 NGOs) in the area of housing policy analysis due to two training sessions implemented in two countries.
  • Evidence based awareness and understanding of the role of policy analysis at the national and local levels in enjoying the right of accessing to decent housing reinforced

Partners: The Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR), the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) and CARE Egypt

Contact details: 
Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR)  
PO BOX 105 Citu00e9 El Khadra 1003 Tunis, Tunisia
Mohamed Slim Hedhli, Projects Coordinator 
Tel: 00216 97 376 540
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